In most cases, violations were recorded only to be condoned

Syllabus: GS-III

Subject: Environment, Ecology and Disaster Management

Topic: Environmental Conservation

Issue: Environmental issues

Context: Another extension of the coal miner’s Environmental Clearance in Jharkhand.


  • In the last 3 years over 100 projects were cleared by the Environment Ministry, including several cases of violations.
Prelims Connect:

·         Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA):  the study to predict the effect of a proposed activity/project on the environment

·         The EIA notification was first formulated in India in 1994, under the Environment (Protection) Act 1986.

·         The Act made environmental clearance mandatory for expansion, modernisation of existing projects, and for the establishment of new projects.

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