Environmental Clearance Certificate

Greens Cry Foul Over Circular on Ordinary Sand Mining

Date of Release: 
Mar 7 2016

KOLLAM: Greens are crying foul over a recent circular issued by the Department of Environment and Climate Change, making Environmental Clearance Certificate (ECC) from the State Environment Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA) mandatory for mining or extraction of ordinary sand in the state. According to them, the circular is mute over sand mining from areas of less than 5 hectares and may miss the target which it desires to hit.

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23 units in state face closure

Date of Release: 
Jan 14 2016

Vadodara: The future of 23 industrial units based across Gujarat looks uncertain after the Western Zone Bench of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) struck down a 2002 notification of the Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) that allowed units to seek environmental clearance after they become operational.

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