Hindustan Times (Lucknow)
Visitors going to this place can hardly make out the name of the office. Reason: The signboard is rusted and the writing on it has nearly faded. Loaded with work of allowing clearances to all big establishments - both commercial and residential in the state, the office faces an acute staff crunch. There are only about four officers and about a handful other staff members who are handling the numerous formalities regarding clearances and other environment related initiatives, said sources Boasting of promoting environment-friendly initiatives, the office has not even maintained its lawns for a long time. The grass has not been trimmed and the ponds are either fungus filled or have been left dry.