Environment Ministry lifts ban on clearing projects in 8 industrial clusters

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on April 01, 2011

The Environment Ministry has lifted the moratorium on considering new projects for environmental clearance in eight more critically polluted industrial clusters including Angul Talchar in Orissa and Panipat in Haryana. Thus, the Ministry has lifted the moratorium in some 20 of the 43 industrial clusters based on the recommendations of the Central Pollution Control Board on the remedial actions taken by the respective State Governments.

However, the moratorium on clearing new projects in the remaining 23 clusters has been extended till September 30. In January 2010, the Ministry had imposed a moratorium on environmental clearance for new projects in 43 industrial clusters based on the Comprehensive Environmental Pollution Index (CEPI). This was done to stimulate environmental remediation and mitigation activities by the industry and the respective State Governments.

Published on April 01, 2011

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