Transparency And Accountability Raised
New Delhi (PIB-GR-TYP-BIN): A web portal was launched for online submission of applications for Environment Clearance by State Environment Impact Assessment Authorities for Category ‘B’ projects, here today. The web portal was launched across the country and nineteen states joined it instantly on July 2. Launching the portal, the Minister of State of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Mr. Prakash Javadekar said that the new portal is a ‘landmark’ and online processes have raised the levels of transparency and accountability.
The Minister also added that the online submission of applications will ensure that monitoring is carried out more effectively and on a real time basis and thus, status on the pendency is available clearly. The online submission of applications will also speed up clearance processes, while maintaining the rigors of Environment Clearance process.
The launch of web portal comes a day after the Prime Minister launched the Digital India Week on July 1.