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Government of India
Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
20-December-2011 16:00 IST
Recommendations of the Expert Committee on Sapali Dam in Maharashtra
(a) whether the Sapali Dam is long pending with the Ministry for its clearance;

(b) whether any Expert Committee has visited the area and discussed the matter with local authorities;

(c) the recommendations of the Expert Committee; and

(d) the reasons for delaying the approval of the project?

Environmental clearance to Sapli Dam Project, Taluka Kalamnuri, Distt. Hingoli in Maharashtra, has not yet been accorded as the Ministry received representation against the project. Any Expert Committee has not visited the area and discussed the matter with local authorities.

The Environmental Impact Assessment Notification, 2006 provides for a time limit of 105 days for taking decision, after receipt of complete information from the Project Proponents.

The Minister of State for Environment and Forests (independent charge) Shrimati Jayanthi Natarajan gave this information in a written reply to a question by Dr. Bharatkumar Raut in Rajya Sabha today.