Environment clearances to projects - Question raised in Lok Sabha, 10/02/2014

Statement of the Minister of Environment and Forests in response to Lok Sabha Starred Question No. 262 for 10 February 2014, asked by Shri S. Semmalai , Manicka Targore regarding Environment clearances to projects.. Minister Of Environment And Forests, Dr. M. Veerappa Moily in response to the question on environmental clearance to projects said that "the proposals seeking diversion of forest land are examined and only those proposals where diversion of forest land is a bare minimum, and unavoidable, are accepted by the Central Government. Detailed site inspection is required in proposals involving more than 100 ha of forest land."