New Delhi: New Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar today promised to ensure “fast clearances” to infrastructure projects in a transparent manner and launched a process for transparent environmental clearance.
After assuming charge as Minister of State (Independent) for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, he also said that he would take effective measures to conserve ecology.
Signaling that the Narendra Modi government is not interested in confrontation with industry on green issues, the minister launched a system for online submission of applications for environmental clearances. “We will give fast clearances by preserving (environment),” he said.
According to him, it will bring transparency and speed in the whole process before taking a final decision on granting green nod for developmental projects.
“It will ensure transparency in the application processes for environmental clearance and it would help online real-time monitoring and adherence to timelines for verification. It will also ensure stage-wise approval and compliance mechanism. It is a more user-friendly application process,” the minister said.