A direction was also sought by the petitioner to the MoEF
to constitute a committee for monitoring all such activities along with investigation and registration of cases against illegal mining by the CBI.
Earlier too, the MoEF
had told the tribunal that Railways and Metro Rail projects were not within the purview of the 2006 Environmental Impact Assessment Notification and therefore, prior Environment al Clearance was not required.
One has to understand that the MoEF
is not the ministry of environmental clearances.
The tribunal directed the MoEF
to review the clearance afresh and attach "specific conditions" which Posco would have to follow in a "defined timeline".
The claim by Lavasa is "misleading," countered the NAPM leader who has pointed out initially the MoEF
had issued a status quo over the project.
The state governmeont has given an environment clearance proposal to the MoEF
as the port site falls with the ecologically sensitive Gahirmatha wildlife sanctuary.
gives clearance but matter goes to a Central committee as directed by the Apex Court.
The committee comprises the joint secretary and representatives of the Animal Welfare Board of India ( AWBI), Ministry of Forest and Environment ( MoEF
), the Animal Husbandry Department and the states bordering Bangladesh such as Odisha and West Bengal.
The project includes copper smelter, sulphuric acid plant, copper refinery, continuous cast copper wire rod plant, precious metal recovery plant, phosphoric acid plant, aluminium fluoride plant among others, according to Experts Appraisal Committee (EAC) under the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF
15 -- The Ministry of Environment & Forests, New Delhi (MOEF
) has accorded necessary Environment and CRZ clearance to Swan Energy for the development of floating storage and regassification unit (FSRU) based LNG import terminal near Pipavav, Gujarat.
With the aid of the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MoEF
), operational activities will be budgeted on an annual basis and projects on a multiyear basis.