Syllabus subtopic: Conservation, Environmental Pollution and Degradation, Environmental Impact Assessment.
Prelims and Mains focus: about the project; about EAC
News: The Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC), an apex environmental screening committee has deferred a decision on clearance to the Parliament redevelopment project.
This has been done on the grounds that there was a dispute, being heard in the Delhi High Court, regarding the land on which
No Development Zone
The River Ganga (Rejuvenation, Protection and Management) Authorities Order, 2016 provides that the bank of River Ganga, its tributaries or the active flood area of them shall be construction free zone. It also prohibits construction of any structure for residential or commercial or industrial or any other purposes.
The National Green Tribunal has directed to identity and demarcate the flood plains of river Ganga from Haridwar to Unnao. Once the demarcation of flood pla