Housing for All- Environmental clearance norms eased

By Fazalahmed B. Khan Ex-Deputy Secretary, Urban Development Department, Govt. of Maharashtra. Accommodation Times Bureau   One of the acute problems facing urbanization and affecting the lives of millions of poor is the lack of affordable housing in urban areas. Land being scarce with exorbitant prices make the price of house beyond the reach of a large section

NGT opposes govt decision to exempt environmental clearance prior construction

Accommodation Times News Service Terming the ministry’s decision to exempt realty projects from seeking prior environmental clearance as ‘absurd’, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has issued notices to MoEF (Ministry of Environment and Forests) and MoUD (Ministry of Urban Development). It all said that all the building projects for time being will

Tata Housing’s project lacks environmental clearances: Chandigarh

By Accommodation Times News Services One of the Tata Housings project at Chandigarh is been hampered by, the Supreme Court on Monday, due to environmental clearance issues. Tata Housing’s Camelot Project has been proposed near Sukhna Lake, the project is of Rs. 2,000 crore of multi housing apartments was kept on

Environmental Clearance – The Process for Real Estate Development

By Accommodation Times News Services Environmental Clearance - The Process The environmental clearance process is required for 39 types of projects and covers aspects like screening, scoping and evaluation of the upcoming project. The main purpose is to assess impact of the planned project on the environment and people and to try

Environmental Clearances in Konkan Region

By Accommodation Times Lok Sabha Bureau A circular was issued on 16th August, 2010 for imposing a moratorium on consideration of projects under the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Notification, 2006 in Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts in Konkan region, Maharashtra. The moratorium, which is applicable to category ‘A’ and ‘B’ projects, was

Environmental Clearance of B – Categories Projects

By Accommodation Times Bureau Prior environmental clearance is mandatory from the Ministry of Environment and Forests for category ‘A’ projects and from the State Environment Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA) for category ‘B’ projects as per the Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) Notification, dated 14th September, 2006. Except for the building and construction

Environment clearance has been a bane for the realty industry: Ms. Manju Yagnik, Vice Chairperson, Nahar Group

Ashvita Singh There is a negative sentiment in media regarding the real estate sector post demonetization. At ground level, however, have the realty prices come down? Has Nahar group’s project taken a hit? What is going to be (demonetization’s) long term and short term impact on property segment ? The post-demonetization effect is

Govt eases environment clearance law; smaller constructions to win big

Accommodation Times News Service In a string of changes undertaken by the union government for ease of doing business, the environment ministry has now decided to excuse big realty projects from seeking environment clearance at the state level. The changes were made in the currently applicable rules and regulations put forward by