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Industries get 6 months for retrospective green nod

Source: The Hindu, Date: , 2107

The Hindu, New Delhi, Mar, 2017 : In what could cheer a vast swathe of industries, the Union Environment Ministry has given a six-month window and a “one-time opportunity” to industrial projects functioning without environmental clearance (EC) to apply for a back-dated green certificate. The reprieve is for projects that started the work on site, expanded the production beyond the limit of EC or changed the product mix without obtaining prior EC, a press statement by the Ministry said late on Thursday. This is not the first time the Ministry has spelt out a procedure to regularise this category of industrial offenders. The Ministry had laid out rules on 12.12.2012 and 27.06.2013 and laid down a process for granting EC to such cases of violation.

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