41 infra related project pending with environment ministry

August 4th, 2010 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) About 41 infrastructure related projects involving diversion of forest land in nine states are pending with the government for clearance, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh said Wednesday.
“Forty one proposals relating to construction of roads, hydel projects, transmission lines, schools and mining involving diversion of forest land are at different stages of processing,” Ramesh told the Lok Sabha.

The highest number of 24 projects are in Uttarakhand followed by 14 in Himachal Pradesh, two in Arunachal Pradesh and one in Sikkim.

“Majority of these 41 proposals have been received in the year 2010 and are at different stages of processing,” he added.

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