EIA not needed for wind projects: panel

Mint ST - - THE BRIEFING -

New Delhi: The gov­ern­ment’s ex­pert for­est panel has given its ap­proval to a 40 megawatt (MW) wind power project in Andhra Pradesh—on the ba­sis of a sin­gle con­tested study on mi­gra­tory birds—say­ing an en­vi­ron­men­tal im­pact as­sess­ment (EIA) is un­nec­es­sary for wind power projects. Its rec­om­men­da­tion comes de­spite the wildlife divi­sion of the en­vi­ron­ment min­istry ad­vo­cat­ing the need for an EIA. PAGE 16

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