Expert group to examine the schemes of statutory clearances for industrial and infrastructure projects in India: report
In pursuance of the commitment made by the Prime Minister in the 54th meeting of the National Development Council (NDC), an Expert Group was constituted in Department of Economic Affairs (DEA) to examine the schemes of statutory clearances for industrial and infrastructure projects and suggest specific steps for removal of bottlenecks and speeding up the approval process of these projects. The Group confined the scope of its recommendations to the following Central Government (totaling 10) and State Government (totaling 4) clearances: Environment Clearance, Forest Clearance, Wild Life Clearance, Security and Defence Clearances, Clearances under the Electricity Act, 2003 and Explosive Act, 1984, Groundwater Clearance, Stack Height Clearance under the Airport Authority of India Act, 1994, Clearances under the Factories Act, 1948 and Clearances under the Air Act, 1981 and Water Act 1974.
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