Green nod now in 190 days, says Union minister Prakash Javadekar

Mar 14, 2016, 09:22 IST | Agencies

The period to obtain environmental clearance was 600 days during UPA

Union minister Prakash Javadekar yesterday said the NDA government has brought down the time taken for obtaining environmental clearance for projects to 190 days, from the 600 days that it took during the UPA rule.

Union minister Prakash Javadekar
Union minister Prakash Javadekar

He said the Centre’s aim is to further reduce this period to 100 days. “During the UPA government, the average period for environment clearance was 600 days. However, my ministry has now removed the delay and reduced the period to 190 days. The government wants to further reduce it to 100 days,” the Environment Minister to mediapersons.

Claiming that Modi Government has approved many development projects in the last 21 months by striking a balance between environment protection and development, Javadekar said, “We will not just provide ease of doing business as usual, but we will provide ease of doing responsible business without any delay and that is our assurance.”

While listing out the key projects in Maharashtra, which have got approvals, Javadekar said, “Mumbai Coastal Road project, which was pending for years, has been cleared and will help reduce the pollution of Mumbai and will give boost to the public transport.”

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