State Environmental Impact Assessment Authority

Independent authority to check mining: NGT

Date of Release: 
Aug 19 2015

An independent authority may soon monitor digging for minor mineral excavation or quarrying in the state under the directions of the National Green Tribunal (NGT). An independent authority will do justice to enforcement as “the collector cannot be expected to regulate it” stated the NGT in a hearing in Pune last week.

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Centre’s data indicates states slow in giving green nod to projects

Date of Release: 
Jul 27 2015

New Delhi: Pending green clearances often attract criticism from industry lobbies and the incumbent government faces the risk of being labelled anti-development.

Many governments at the centre have faced it.

While the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government has been clearing projects at a fast pace, at times even drawing criticism for doing so, the states are lagging behind.

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