Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sandeep Mittal Vs Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change & Others dated 10/01/2019. Vide order dated 30.10.2018, the Tribunal had directed the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) to evolve an appropriate institutional mechanism to periodically monitor compliance of Environment Clearance conditions with a view to achieve the real purpose of conducting environment impact assessment and imposing requisite conditions to neutralize any adverse impact on the environment.
In yet another push for easing the environmental clearance regime, the government has now standardised the conditions for infrastructure, construction projects such as airports, ports, ropeways and townships.
The Standing Committee on Energy present this Forty-Third Report on ‘Hydro-power’ relating to the Ministry of Power. The Committee, considering the greater importance of hydro power and the slow pace of its development in the country, took this subject for detailed examination.