The Adani Brief and source documents

The Adani Brief: What governments and financiers need to know about the Adani Group’s record overseas suggests that governments and private stakeholders should give serious consideration to:

  • the Adani Group’s global legal compliance record which demonstrates numerous serious breaches with adverse consequences for the environment and local people; and
  • the possibility that if this track record continues in Australia, then supporting the Adani Group’s Carmichael Mine and the Abbot Point Port may expose governments and private stakeholders to reputational and financial risks.

The Adani Brief

Read The Adani Brief - EMBARGOED UNTIL 5am, 15 February 2017 (PDF, 1.53MB)

Read the Overview of The Adani Brief - EMBARGOED UNTIL 5am, 15 February 2017 (PDF, 160KB)

Source documents

1.1 'Black money' - illegally inflating imported coal's value and pushing up electricity prices

30 March 2016, Directorate of Revenue Intelligence, General Alert Circular

1.3 Illegal exports of iron ore in Karnataka, India

3 Feb 2012, Central Empowered Committee, Final Report

15 April 2011, Central Empowered Committee, Interim Report

27 July 2011, Karnataka Lokayukta, report on illegal mining and export of iron ore

1.4 Other allegations of illegal dealings

1.4.1 Allegations of tax evasion and money laundering while trading in diamonds

27 Oct 2015, Director General of Foreign Trade and Anr. v M/s. Kanak Exports and Anr, Civil Appeal

3.1  Adani Enterprises Ltd held liable for the sinking of a coal ship

23 August 2016, National Green Tribunal, Principal Bench, Original Application in the matter of Samir Mehta v Union of India Ministry and Anr.

3.2 Adani Hazira Port Private Ltd fined A$4.8 million

8 Jan 2016, National Green Tribunal, Hazira Fisherman Comittee v Adani Hazira Port Private Ltd

3.3 Litigation regarding environmental harm at Mundra Port

3.3.1 Development without approval, at the Mundra SEZ

18 April 2013, Centre for Science and Environment, Report of the Committee for Inspection of M/s Adani Port and SEZ Ltd

14 Sept 2012, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Office Memorandum - Constitution of Committee for Inspection of M/s Adani Port and SEZ Ltd

15 July 2014, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Final Environmental Clearance

7 Dec 2010, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Site visit to M/s Adani Port and SEZ Ltd site at Mundra, Gujarat

15 Dec 2010, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Show Cause Notice

30 Sept 2013, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Show Cause Notice

3.3.2 Litigation in relation to the Mundra SEZ

13 Jan 2014, Gajubha (Gajendrasinh) Bhimaji Jadeja and others v Union of India and others, Writ Petition (PIL) No. 21

27 Jan 2014, Skaps Industries India Pvt ltd v Gajubha (Gajendrasinh) Bhimaji Jadeja and others, Record of Proceedings

14 July 2014, Skaps Industries India Pvt ltd v Gajubha (Gajendrasinh) Bhimaji Jadeja and others, Appeal, Record of Proceedings

30 Sept 2014, Pravinsingh Bhurabha Chauhan and others v State of Gujurat and others, Writ Petition (PIL) No. 137

9 May 2012, Ranubha Rajmalji Jadeja and others v Union of India through Joint Secretary and others, Writ Petition (PIL) No. 194

28 Aug 2014, Kheti Vikas Seva Trust and other v State of Gujurat and others, Writ Petition (PIL) No. 199

10 July 2014, Pravinsingh Bhurabha Chauhan and others v State of Gujurat and others, Writ Petition (PIL) No. 210

28 July 2014, Pravinsingh Bhurabha Chauhan and others v State of Gujurat and others, Writ Petition (PIL) No. 210

28 July 2014, Pravinsingh Bhurabha Chauhan and others v State of Gujurat and others, Affidavit of Collector Kutch

3.4 Litigation in relation to Kandla Port, Gujarat

21 Aug 2014, Ibrahim Amad Gadh and others v Union of India and others, Writ Petition (PIL) No. 63

17 Nov 2014, Ibrahim Amad Gadh and others v Union of India and others, Writ Petition (PIL) No. 63

3.5 Adani Mining Pty td fails to disclose river poisoning to Australian Government

3.5.1 Criminal charges for polluting the Kafue River

25 Nov 2010, The People v Konkola Copper Mines PLC, Court Ruling from Chingola Court

2 April 2015, Konkola Copper Mines PLC v James Nyasulu and others, Supreme Court of Zambia Court Ruling

25 Nov 2010, The People v Konkola Copper Mines PLC, Statement of Facts (page 1)

25 Nov 2010, The People v Konkola Copper Mines PLC, Statement of Facts (page 2)


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