The new Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar promised 'fast clearances' to infrastructure projects in a transparent manner and lau-nched a process for transparent environmental clearance.
After assuming charge as Minister of State (Independent) for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, he also said that he would take effective measures to conserve ecology.
Signaling that the new government is not interested in confrontation with industry on green issues, the minister launched a system for online submission of applications for environmental clearances. According to him, it will bring transparency and speed in the whole process before taking a final decision on granting green nod for developmental projects. Under the new system, the applicant will have to register on the website, upon which he or she will be provided with a password.