Environmental clearances

Clearance mela

Print edition : September 19, 2014

Environment and Forest Minister Prakash Javadekar (right) with Minister of State for Power, Coal and Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal at the “Sampark, Samanvay evam Samvad" conclave in New Delhi in June. Photo: PTI

Tourists at the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, about 50 km away from Guwahati, in December 2013. Pobitora has the highest population density (about 95 in just 38.6 square kilometres) of rhinoceros in the world, according to a 2012 census. Photo: RITU RAJ KONWAR

With development high on its agenda, the BJP government is pushing through environmental clearances in order to remove all perceived bottlenecks that hinder growth.
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