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Question raised in Lok Sabha on Environmental/Forest Clearance for Major Projects, 21/07/2015. The offshore and on-shore oil and gas exploration, development & production activity listed at item no. 1(b) in the Schedule of Environment Impact Assessment (EIA), Notification 2006 requires prior Environmental Clearance (EC). While granting EC,4 stage processes namely Screening, Scoping, Public Consultation and Appraisal of project are involved. Total 24 Ecs have been granted to Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) since May 2014 till 17.07.2015.

This report tabled by Parliamentary standing committee on Science and Technology in the Rajya Sabha has asked the Ministry of Enviroment and Forests to appoint a new high-level committee to review environmental laws

Projects stuck on land, environment, forest clearances

NAGPUR: Two days before the principal bench of National Green Tribunal (NGT) at Delhi will hear the NH7 tree felling case on Friday, the state government has issued guidelines on July 1, for linear

Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar has lost round one in his fight against Jual Oram-led tribal affairs ministry on easing rules for projects in tribal areas.

India's largest hydroelectric project has been given all the requisite clearances by the environment ministry in spite of repeated rejections by its own experts.

JAIPUR: The new mineral policy has not even spared god's property from mining activities.

NEW DELHI: The environment ministry may have given scores of forest clearances over the years but it has decided on a definition for 'forest' only now, that too after being prodded by courts.

The Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) has restored the right to appeal against forest clearances given to linear projects reversing its previous orders of August 2014 and January 2015, foll

A large number of villages in the Kumaon region are still without road connectivity as over 1,000 sanctioned roads in rural areas in Bageshwar and Almora districts have not been given forest cleara

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