Environment Clearance (EC)

Performs impact assessment of the planned project on the environment and people and to try to minimise the same

Starting construction of any work without an EC is an offence and violation of the Environment Protection Act, 1986. The MoEF in a February 2014 notification has delegated powers to the SEIAA to issue directions, take cognizance of the offence and take action in case of violation of environment-related rules.

The project coming under category A and Category B1 has to go under Environment clearance before commencement of the project at planning level.