Proceeding of

MPGI National Multi Conference 2012


National Conference


Innovative Approaches in Civil Engineering

A Special Issue of

Indian Research Transaction


Chief Convener

Dr. Rajiv Dharaskar

Director, MPGI Integrated Campus, Nanded


Dr. Mrs Sadhana Chidrawar

Dean, School of Engineering, MPGI Integrated Campus, Nanded


Prof. K. H. Walse



IRT ISSN: 2250-0804 (Online) >> ISBN: 978-81-906467-0-8    

Critical Analysis of According Prior Environmental Clearance

Mukund Phatak, Dr. Narendra Kanhe


Mukund Phatak, Dr. Narendra Kanhe, "Critical Analysis of According Prior Environmental Clearance", IRT Proceeding on national conference on Innovative Approaches in Civil Engineering, 7-8 April, 2012, published by Indian research transaction, India


This paper presents the critical analysis of the process followed for according Prior Environmental Clearance to various developmental projects in the Country. The Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) notification of 14th Sept 2006 issued by the Ministry of Environment and Forest (MOEF), Govt. of India has made it mandatory for all developmental projects to obtain prior environmental clearance. These activities have been covered under eight various categories. A systematic process has been laid down in the notification for giving the environmental clearance. Specific time frame has also been allotted to various steps involved in the process of prior environmental clearance. With the intention to simplify the process, all the projects have been classified in A or B categories depending on the threshold limit. A category Projects are cleared by MOEF while Prior Environmental Clearance to B Category Projects is accorded by The State Level Environmental Assessment Authority (SEIAA) constituted in various states by the Ministry. It is observed that clearance is given on the basis of the information given by the proponent. The various parameters are not given any credit depending on the degree of damage they may cause. Human factor in the clearance process plays a decisive role defeating its objectivity. It is  proposed to develop a systematic model for analysis of the probable threats to the environment due to a proposed activity.

Keywords environmental impact assessment, environmental clearance

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  2. Web site of Ministry of Environment and Forest, Govt. of India,
  3. Environment Related Legislation Applicable to Mining Sector, by R. K. Jain, A. C. Kerara and Manoj Pradhan.
  4. Environmental Impact Assessment Process in India and the drawbacks, Prepared by Environment Conservation Team, Sept 2005
  5. Environment Protection Act 1986
  6. Web site of SEIAA of Madhya Pradesh,

2012 Indian Research Transaction

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