Two Maharashtra projects issued notices for violating EIA: Govt

Show-cause notices have been issued to authorities of two irrigation projects in Maharashtra for violating the Environment Impact Notification (EIA), the Lok Sabha was informed on Thursday.

PTI| Last Updated: Mar 19, 2015, 15:33 PM IST

New Delhi: Show-cause notices have been issued to authorities of two irrigation projects in Maharashtra for violating the Environment Impact Notification (EIA), the Lok Sabha was informed on Thursday.

In his written reply Minister of State for Water Resources Sanwar Lal Jat said that according to the Environment Ministry the Lower Tapi Irrigation Project in Jalgaon and Krishna Marathwada Lift Irrigation Project in Osmanabad of Maharashtra have been constructed without obtaining Environmental Clearance.

As per recommendations of Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) under the Environment Ministry, show-cause notices were issued to the project authorities for violating the EIA notification, 2006, he said.