The Government of India, Ministry of Urban Development ( Metro Rail Cell) vide Office Memorandum dated May 22, 2009 has sent a Cabinet note to the MoEF
and that the MoEF
have vide Office Memorandum dated June 2, 2009 responded to the Cabinet note stating that the metro projects are not required to seek EC under EIA Notification.
Why has the MoEF
been so controversial - from no clearances; to a slew of clearances?
Here, we may note that the original records placed before us by the MoEF
does not disclose as to the following of the procedure as envisaged under clause 8 of the EIA Notification 2006 or there any comments made accepting the suggestions made by the MoEF
by the EAC.
The tribunal directed the MoEF
to review the clearance afresh and attach "specific conditions" which Posco would have to follow in a "defined timeline".
gives interim forestry clearance for diversion of forest land.
HSIIDC invites bids for appointment of Consultant for obtaining Environmental Clearance (production of 24 MTPA) from MoEF
, GoI and consents (CTE & CTO) from HSPCB for its Mining Project at village Khanak, Tehsil - Tosham, Distt.
For this we need to form cattle pens or gaushalas there; infrastructure needs to be built by MoEF
at the village level.
The Lavasa Corporation, a subsidiary of Hindustan Construction Company, had challenged in the Bombay High Court a notice issued by MoEF
directing stay on construction for not obtaining mandatory environment clearances before starting the project in 2004.
Achieving these changes will require securing government commitment to budget reform, building financial capabilities within the MoEF
, introducing financial management systems and tools, preparing a performance management framework and starting multiyear strategic planning.
We expect a spate of announcements from the MoEF
in the coming months," says the report.
Kathawala was hearing the petition challenging the show-cause notice issued by the MoEF
to Lavasa contending that it had failed to obtain environmental clearance to start the construction of its hill city project spread over 5,000 hectares near Pune in the Western Ghats.
Asked by the SC on April 26 to conduct fresh environmental impact studies given the strong reservation towards mining by the Shella Village Committee, the MoEF
filed an affidaivt in the SC through counsel Harish Beeran brightening the prospect of resumption of supply of limestone to the French multinational's cement plant, which had been stayed since February 5.