Fifty-six proposals under Forest Conservation Act and 11 projects under Environment Impact Assessment Notification for roads and public utility sectors were granted clearance in hilly states during the last one year, government today said.
Minister of State for Environment, Forests and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar Tuesday launched a web portal for online submission and monitoring of forest clearance proposals.
The Centre has informed Supreme Court that there is no need for setting up of a green regulator to oversee matters related to environmental clearances.
Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan today claimed the rate of forest land diverted during her tenure was less than half of the average during last 32 years.
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