India’s MoEF notified over environmental clearance for sand mining

By Shruti Salwan
Published: Wednesday, 05 October 2016

The Ministry of Environment and Forest in India has been issued a notice by the National Green Tribunal to decentralise the granting of environmental clearance for mining of sand and other minor minerals.

India’s National Green Tribunal (NGT) has issued a notice to the Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoFE) relating to an amendment of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) notification of 2006 and the constitution of district-level panels for appraising minor metals mining projects. The tribunal was established under the National Green Tribunal Act 2010 for...

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