Environmental clearances to projects

As per the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Notification, 2006, prior environmental clearance is mandatory for projects listed in its schedule. To decentralize the work, the power to grant environmental clearances for category ‘B’ projects has been delegated under the Notification to State/Union territory Environment Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA)/ State Environment Appraisal Committee (SEAC). SEIAAs/SEACs have been constituted in 26 States/ Union Territories.

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