Environment clearance a click away in Ch'garh

Ahead of the first ever global investors meet in Chhattisgarh from November 2, the state government on Tuesday launched an online system for businessmen and industrialists to apply for and obtain environment clearances without repeated trips to government offices.

The “Online Consent Management and Monitoring System” will facilitate filing of applications as well as obtaining clearance certification online from the Chhattisgarh Environment Conservation Board, an official statement said.

Entrepreneurs desiring to establish and manage industrial projects in the state will no longer have to repeatedly visit the office of Chhattisgarh Environment Conservation Board, said the government.

A major hurdle has been removed in implementing a large number of memorandum of understandings which otherwise go in vain because of lengthy and time-consuming procedure of getting environmental clearances, the statement said.

“The online system would not only save time but would also contribute towards faster pace of work besides ensuring much more transparency in the working of the board,” chief minister Raman Singh said after launching the system at his official residence, according to the statement.

The board officials say the online system is a web-based application software, facilitating automation of consent management and monitoring related tasks of the board.

The system provides for making direct applications for setting up and managing industrial projects, and applicants can also upload the necessary documents required.

Chhattisgarh is hosting a two-day meet at Naya Raipur, which will be the new capital of the mineral-rich state, where nearly 300 potential investors have agreed to participate.
The meet will also mark the 12th anniversary of the state that came into existence in November 2000.

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