The fact that the government has no specific deadline to impose this policy was revealed through a response to an RTI application in February 2017. The Union government has said it doesn’t have a deadline by which the long-pending inviolate forest policy will be implemented. The policy, awaiting a final approval for more than four years now, requires the government to sequester good forests and biodiverse areas from all kind of mining, including coal. In its last assessment, the ... Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
In the last five years, close to 90% development projects received environment clearance after several months, leading to long delays in executing them, the Comptroller and Auditor General said in a report. Most of the delays happened between 2012 and 2015 ...Deccan Herald, 1 month ago
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