WHEN IS ENVIRONMENT CLEARANCE REQUIRED?
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“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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