The National Green Tribunal has shelved Delhi Development Authority’s new building bylaws which exempt realty projects from undergoing environment impact assessment (EIA).
In a detailed judgment dated December 8, published on Wednesday, NGT also stayed the Union environment ministry’s notification of December 9 which exempted real-estate projects (up to 1,50,000 sq m built-up area) in the country from undergoing EIA and obtaining environmental clearance (EC).
Aimed at ease of doing business, the ministry’s notification had entrusted the monitoring of environment parameters of realty projects to urban local bodies which also sanction these projects.
DDA was the first agency in the country to incorporate the new guidelines in the environment ministry’s December 9 notification, even before the final notification was issued. Read More…
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