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Diversion of forest land for creation of critical public utility infrastructure by Govt. Departments in LWE-affected districts

General approval under section-2 of the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 for diversion of forest land for creation of critical public utility infrastructure by Government Departments involving not more than 5.00 hectares of forest land in each case in Left Wing Extremism (LWE) affected districts - reg.

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16/07/2013
Environment Clearance for buildings and real estate projects

Ministry of Environment & Forests vide OM dated I 1.12.2012, had constituted a Committee under the Chairmanship of Dr. K. Kasturirangan, Member, Planning Commission to review the provisions of the Environment Impact Assessment Notification (E IA), 2006, relating to granting environment clearances for roads, buildings, SEZ projects and the provisions under the OM dated 7.2.2012 related to highrise buildings. The Committee has since submitted its report to the Ministry.

04/07/2013
Guidelines for Assistance to Botanic Gardens

Financial Assistance for ex-situ Conservation and  Propagation of Indigenous Threatened and Endemic Plants through Improvement of Infrastructural facilities in Botanic Gardens, Botanic Sections in Popular Gardens and Centres of ex-situ Conservation

28/06/2013
Draft Policy on Inspection, Verification Monitoring and Overall Procedure Relating to Grant of Forest Clearance and Identification of Forests

Comments from the stakeholders are invited on or before 15th July 2013 on 'Draft Policy on Inspection, Verification Monitoring and Overall Procedure Relating to Grant of Forest Clearance and Identification of Forests'.

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13/06/2013
Guidelines for High Rise Buildings - Modification reg.

This Ministry, vide OM of even number dated 7.2.2012 had issued guidelines linking the height of a building to the width of the road on whiCh the proposed building is to be located and also the distance of fire station from the building so that in case of emergency, the fire tender may reach the building in the shortest possible time. This Ministry has received representations from some State Governments and other stakeholders requesting for review of these guidelines stating inter alia, that the matter lies in the functional domain of the State Governments / Local Bodies and should be appropriately handled by theni. This matter was also referred by MoEF to the Committee constituted on 11.12.2012 under the Chairmanship of Dr. K. Kasturirangan, Member, Planning Commission.

07/06/2013
Siting Guidelines for Industries

Industrial development significantly contributes towards economic growth.Howevwer,industrial progress brings along with it a host of environmental problems.Many of these problems could be avoided if industries are located on the basis of environmental considerations,injudicious siting of industry can seriously effect the environmental features such as air,water,land,flora,fauna,human settlements and health of people.The entrepreneur should be fully aware of these implications and he should take necessary steps while setting up the industry so as to minimise the possible adverse effects on the environmental resources and quality of life.Often,an entrepreneur finds it very costly to install pollution control equipment and other mitigative measures after the industry is already set up.As such,preventive steps are needed at the time of siting rather than going in for curative measures at a later stage.

23/05/2012
Noise Pollution Norms
Noise is defined as unwanted sound.Sound which pleases the listeners is musicand that which causes pain and annoyance is noise.At times what is music for some can be noise for
others.
Most of the machines that have been developed for industrial purposes,for high speed transportation,or to make life more enjoyable,by furnishing additional comfort,reducing the
drudgery of everyday living,and speeding up our daily routines to provide additional leisure hours,are accompanied by noise. Noise prevention and control is important as noise affects
us in hearing,abilityto communicate and behaviour.Undoubtedly,lesser noise can make the environment more friendly and life becomes pleasant
23/05/2012
The Guidelines on State Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (State CAMPA) 23/05/2012
Guidelines for submission of proposals under the Scheme Waste Minimisation in Small & Medium Industries (SMIs) 23/05/2012
Details of Ozone Depleting Substances used in various Sectors and Ozone Depleting Substances Substitutes 23/05/2012
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