Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India has published in the Gazette of India Environment Impact Assessment Notification, 2006 vide S.O.1533 (E) dated 14th September 2006. With this notification, the Central Government has directed that on and from the date of its publication the required construction of new projects or activities or the expansion or modernization of existing projects or activities listed in the Schedule to this notification entailing capacity addition with change in process and or technology shall be undertaken in any part of India only after obtaining the prior environmental clearance from the Central Government or as the case may be, by the State Level Environment Impact Assessment Authority.
The environmental clearance process comprises of: –
- Stage (1) Screening (Only for Category ‘B’ projects and activities);
- Stage (2) Scoping;
- Stage (3) Public Consultation and
- Stage (4) Appraisal
“Public Consultation” refers to the process by which the concerns of local affected persons and others who have plausible stake in the environmental impacts of the project or activity are ascertained with a view to taking into account all the material concerns in the project or activity design as appropriate. The Public Consultation have two components comprising of:-
- A public hearing at the site or in its close proximity – district wise, to be carried out in the manner prescribed in Appendix IV, for ascertaining concerns of local affected persons;
- Obtaining responses in writing from other concerned persons having a plausible stake in the environmental aspects of the project or activity.
As per the provisions of the notification, State Level Environment Impact Assessment Authority, Uttarakhand is placing the Summary Environment Impact Assessment Reports In English and Hindi Language and Application In The Prescribed Form in this website of the following industries/projects/activities. To refer the Summary Environment Impact Assessment Reports In English and Hindi Language and Application In The Prescribed Form, please click the respective industry shown below: -