A number of steps have been taken in the past six months to speed up green clearances but the government is also examining 55 additional suggestions to achieve its twin goals of economic growth and environment
National Environment Assessment and Monitoring Authority (NEAMA)
Proposes that a National Environment Management Authority be set up to approve projects & SPCBs be brought under it Belying the pessimism which surrounded its formation, a committee set up by the environment
The Congress has tried to make a virtue of the inevitable by packaging the Supreme Court’s orders for setting up a national environment regulator as a commitment in its Lok Sabha election manifesto released
The Vidarbha Environmental Action Group (VEAG) has hailed Supreme Court judgment directing the Union government to set up the national environment regulator and its offices in all the states by March 31.
<p>Supreme Court has asked the environment ministry to set up national environment regulator with office in every state to “appraise and monitor” the process for granting green clearances and how the regulations are complied with. Read text of this order dated 6 Jan 2014.</p>