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per cent of projects man­age to get en­vi­ron­ment-re­lated clear­ance; 94% get for­est clear­ance Mul­ti­plic­ity of reg­u­la­tions and reg­u­la­tors help un­scrupu­lous el­e­ments in in­dus­try to bag clear­ances Mul­ti­ple clear­ances re­quired separately lead to de­lays and poor de­ci­sion-mak­ing Govern­ment has no sys­tem in place for in­de­pen­dent ap­praisal of project clear­ances Au­thor­i­ties lack the ca­pac­ity to mon­i­tor com­pli­ance with clear­ance con­di­tions

Lack of ac­cess to re­li­able and rel­e­vant in­for­ma­tion re­lated to project ro­ject clear­ances make them con­tentious on­tentious

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