Environment & Forests Aravali Notification
1. Under Section 3(1) and 3(2)(v) of Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 and rule 5(3)(d) of the Environment (Protection) Rules, 1986 restricting certain activities in specified area of Aravali Range which are causing Environmental Degradation in the Region.
S.O.319(E) Whereas a Notification under section 3(1) and section 3(2)(v) of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 (29 of 1986) inviting objections against restricting certain activities in specified area of Aravali Range which are causing Environmental Degradation in the Region was published in the Gazette of India, Part II-Section 3 Sub-section(ii) vide S.O.25(E) dated 9th January, 1992;
And whereas all objections received have been duly considered by the Central Government;
Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section(1) and clause (v) of sub-section(2) of section 3 of the Environment (Proection) Act, 1986 (29 of 1986), read with rule 5 of the Environment (Protection) Rules, 1986, the Central Government hereby prohibits the carrying on of the following processes and operations, except with its prior permission, in the areas specified in the Table appended to this Notification:
(i) Location of any new industry including expansion/modernisation;
(ii) (a) All new mining operations including renewals of mining leases
(b) Existing mining leases in sancturies/national park and areas covered under Project Tiger an/or
(c) Mining is being done without permission of the Competent Authority
(iii) Cutting of trees;
(iv) Construction of any clusters of dwelling units, farms houses, sheds, community centres, information centres and any other activity connected with such construction (including roads a part of any infrastructure relating thereto)
(v) Electrification (laying of new transmission lines)
2. Any person who desires to undertake any of the above mentioned processes or operations in the said areas, shall submit an application to the Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India, New Delhi, in the application form specifying, inter alia, details of the area and the proposed process or operations. He shall also furnish an Environment Impact Statement and an Environmental Management Plan alongwith the application and such other information as may be required by the Central Government for considering the application.
3. The Central Government in the Ministry of Environment and Forests shall having regarding to the guidelines issued from time to time for giving effect to the provisions of the said Act, grant permission within a period of three months from the date of receipt of the application or were further in information has been asked for from the applicant, within a period of three months from the date of the receipt of such information or refuse permission within the said time on the basis of the mpact of the proposed process or operation on the environment in the said area.
4. For seeking permission under this Notification an application in the prescribed form, duly filled in, may be submitted to the Secretary, Minisry of Environment and Forests, Paryavaran Bhawan, CGO Complex, Lodi Road, New Delhi
R. RAJAMANI, SECY.