Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Offsetting Environmental losses due to illegal mining, 20/03/2017

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Offsetting Environmental losses due to illegal mining, 20/03/2017. The steps taken by the Ministry to ensure environmental stability and to offset the losses caused to environment due to illegal mining inter-alia include the notification of the Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) Notification, 2006, as amended from time to time, under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986. All the projects of mining of minerals require prior Environmental Clearance. The Environmental Clearance is granted after consideration of various aspects related to flora, fauna, air, water, land, environmental health aspects etc. Strict conditions are prescribed to the mining projects.

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