In a bid to further enhance the ease of doing business, the Ministry of environment, forest and climate change (MoEFCC) will unveil an unified portal which will display the status of every clearance applied for by infrastructure project developers, Hindustan Times reports.
This will include the approvals like wildlife and forest consents along with coastal zone regulations.
As of now, companies have to separately apply and seek go-aheads from three different panels of MoEFCC. From now onward, developers will be required to fill in a single form while applying for the required clearances.
It will be assessed the ministry panel as MoEFCC secretary RP Gupta explained, “Our approvals shouldn’t be a hindrance to any infrastructure or development project. It should be approved quickly or disapproved at the earliest. This is part of the reforms we are bringing in for ease of doing business. The portal will be up by mid-next year and will be of great benefit to us and to project proponents.”
These steps are a part of the measures being taken by MoEFCC to speed up the process of granting environmental clearances to infrastructure projects to mitigate the economic impact of Covid-19 in the country.
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