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.

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