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Centre gets 10 days to set up environment super regulator

Date of Release: 
Apr 25 2014

The Supreme Court has given 10 days to the Centre to set up a national regulator that would take up comprehensive and independent environmental impact assessment (EIA) of projects, enforce conditions for approvals and impose penalties on polluters.

Given the lack of transparency and allegations of corruption in grant of green nod to projects, which either drag for years or get it at lightning speed, the green bench headed by Justice A K Patnaik had on January 6 accused the government of sleeping over the court's 2011 direction for setting up of a national environmental regulator.

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India Supreme Court wants regulator for environmental clearances of projects

Date of Release: 
Jan 7 2014

In a major blow to the Centre's election year decision to speed up environmental clearance to long pending projects, the Supreme Court on Monday ordered the government to appoint a national regulator which would take up comprehensive environmental impact assessment (EIA) of projects.

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