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Green Clearance Watch
A public information system to track and analyse green clearances since 2007
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About Us

Greenclearancewatch: The Green Clearance Watch (GCW) is an initiative of the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) that bolsters the organization’s sustained effort towards ensuring an environmentally sustainable and equitable development and helping communities be a part of the decision making process. Following the pressing need for increased transparency in the environmental and forest clearance regime in India, the GCW portal has been developed as a one-stop resource base through which we attempt to put up information and statistics related to the process of environmental clearance since April 2007 and forest clearances in future.

The GCW also includes video recordings of public hearings of selected projects that are considered to have significant impact on the surrounding environment and the community. This will help citizens to develop a clear understanding of the community’s involvement in the decision-making process of a given industrial project. It will also enhance the transparency, as for the first time proceedings of the public hearings will be put out in the public domain.

Information that can be obtained through GCW include:
  • Facts about environmental clearances granted since April 2007 for major industrial sectors viz., Thermal Power Plant, Cement, Iron and Steel, Coal Mining, Bauxite Mining, Limestone Mining, Other Minerals, etc.
  • Information on environmental clearances, that can be tracked by specific company name (the project proponent), industrial sector, state, district or village name.
  • A main component on the GCW is the map, which gives a visual understanding of the spatial distribution of industries.
  • Videos of public hearings that have been covered by CSE and our partners.
  • Information of upcoming public hearing that CSE (or the organization’s partners) plans to cover.
  • Latest judgements of the National Green Tribunal.
  • Major news updates and reports on environmental clearances, public hearing or related topics made available through our fortnightly magazine Down to Earth and our clearinghouse India Environment Portal.
 
We soon plan to incorporate mroe sectors and forest clearance on the website. The information that you see on GCW has been obtained from environemntal clearances available on the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) website.
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