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Government of India
Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
01-March-2011 15:22 IST
Clearance for Mega Power Projects

            The appraisal of developmental projects, including mega power projects of the Central and State Governments, is undertaken under the provisions of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Notification, 2006.  The EIA Notification, 2006 provides for a time limit of 105 days for taking decision after  receipt of complete information from the project proponents. A State-wise break-up of projects pending for environmental clearance is enclosed. 

S. No.

Name of the State

Number of Power Projects pending for Environmental Clearance

1.

Andhra Pradesh

1

2.

Arunachal Pradesh

4

3.

Bihar

1

4.

Chhattisgarh

4

5.

Gujarat

4

6.

Himachal Pradesh

2

7.

Jharkhand

3

8.

Karnataka

1

9.

Kerala

1

10.

Madhya Pradesh

2

11.

Maharashtra

5

12.

Meghalaya

1

13.

Rajasthan

2

14.

Sikkim

2

15.

Tamil Nadu

5

16.

Uttar Pradesh

2

17.

Uttrakhand

1

18.

West Bengal

1

 

Total

42

 

This information was given by the Minister of State for Environment and Forests (independent charge) Shri Jairam Ramesh in a written reply to a question by Shri  Ranjitsinh Vijaysinh Mohite Patil     in Rajya  Sabha today.

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