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Govt committed to facilitate ‘ease of doing responsible business’: Javadekar

Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar interacted with industry members at a session organised by Ficci where he emphasised the ease of doing responsible business that his ministry is committed to facilitate.

The Minister focused on decentralisation of powers to states, standardisation of guidelines, re-categorisation of red/orange/white industries based on pollution and creating strong deterrence for non-compliance through civil penalties. He also noted giving approvals to 6000 kms of border roads under general approval window. He mentioned decentralised clearance under which state governments have been empowered to grant approvals.

Javadekar said that his ministry has identified 24,000 major polluting industries of which 2400 have already installed real-time sensors to monitor air and water pollution. 
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