WHEN IS EN­VI­RON­MENT CLEAR­ANCE RE­QUIRED?

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What is the wa­ter re­quire­ment?

Is there a threat to bio­di­ver­sity?

Will noise/vi­bra­tions in­crease?

De­tails of en­ergy con­sump­tion

Type of glass used

Re­cy­cled ma­te­ri­als used

So­lar fea­tures

Rate of air in­fil­tra­tion

Emer­gency steps

“You can­not mer­rily con­struct with­out get­ting the clear­ances. Any stay will only per­pet­u­ate this il­le­gal­ity. At the thresh­old this is a dou­ble-edged weapon. You are mis­lead­ing peo­ple, se­duc­ing them to buy such flats on one hand and on the other de­stroy­ing the en­vi­ron­ment,” chief jus­tice T S Thakur, who was head­ing the bench, had said.

The court was deal­ing with a group of de­vel­op­ers who were found by NGT to have vi­o­lated the en­vi­ron­men­tal clear­ance norm. NGT had quashed two of­fice mem­o­ran­dums, is­sued by the UPA govern­ment in 2012 and 2013, al­low­ing de­vel­op­ers to con­struct with­out prior green clear­ance.

Later, how­ever, the Supreme Court had stayed the NGT or­der and al­lowed builders to carry on with con­struc­tion ac­tiv­ity de­spite not hav­ing green clear­ances in place.

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