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Javadekar launches web portal for online application for Environment Clearance

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Published: July 3, 2015 9:33:16 AM

Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar launched a web portal on Thursday for online submission of applications for Environment Clearance by State Environment Impact Assessment Authorities for Category 'B' projects.

Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar launched a web portal on Thursday for online submission of applications for Environment Clearance by State Environment Impact Assessment Authorities for Category ‘B’ projects.

The web portal has been launched across the country and 19 states have joined it instantly.

Javadekar said that the new portal is a ‘landmark’ and online processes have raised the levels of transparency and accountability, adding that the online submission of applications will ensure that monitoring is carried out more effectively and on a real time basis and thus, status on the pendency is available clearly.

The online submission of applications will also speed up clearance processes, while maintaining the rigours of Environment Clearance process.

The launch of web portal today comes a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Digital India Week.

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