Centre’s data indicates states slow in giving green nod to projects

New Delhi: Pending green clearances often attract criticism from industry lobbies and the incumbent government faces the risk of being labelled anti-development.

Many governments at the centre have faced it.

While the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government has been clearing projects at a fast pace, at times even drawing criticism for doing so, the states are lagging behind.

Myanmar: Group calls for review of pipelines

Mandalay-based environmental group Seinyaungso has called on the government to halt an oil and gas pipeline project in the interests of the country.

The pipelines, which will run from Kyaukpyu in Rakhine State to Yunnan Province in China, are joint projects between China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) and Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE). However, Seinyaungso said ownership and management of the piplines was out of Myanmar’s control. Companies from South Korea and India are also investors in the natural gas pipeline.

Malaysia: Penan resettlement sites: ‘Why notify only now’?

Save Rivers Network (SAVE Rivers) has ridiculed the first notification of the Social and Environmental Impact Assessment (SEIA) Report for the proposed resettlement sites and service centre for the Penans affected by the Murum dam project.

The notification was released on Oct 11 by the State Planning Unit (SPU) and involved the Metalun and Tegulang Resettlement sites as well as the Murum service centre.