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MoEF panel asks Tel govt to act against cine workers' body for

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

A committee under the Union Ministry has asked the to act against Telugu Workers for taking up construction work of a housing project allegedly without environmental clearance.

The project involves construction of group housing complex with a total built up area of 5,23,094.72 sq m in a total plot area of 2,72,788.93 sq m at Manikonda Jagir village in district by the society, the Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) said in the minutes of the meeting held recently.

The construction was started in September 2009 and 60 per cent of the built-up area was reported to be completed by November 2016 (when applied to the state EAC) without obtaining the prior EC.

"The EAC, after detailed deliberations on the proposal in terms of the provisions of the MoEF & CC Notification dated March 14, 2017, confirmed the case to be of violation of the EIA Notification, 2006 and recommended for the following (action)," it said.

"The state government/State Board take action against the project proponent under the provisions of the (Protection) Act, 1986, and further no consent to operate or occupancy certificate to be issued till the project is granted Clearance," the said.

The also ordered workers' society to submit a equivalent to the amount of remediation plan and natural and community resource augmentation plan with the SPCB prior to the grant of EC.

"The quantum (of bank guarantee) shall be recommended by the and finalised by the regulatory authority. The bank guarantee shall be released after successful implementation of the Environmental Management Plan (EMP), followed by recommendations of the and approval of the regulatory authority," the added.

Representatives of the society were not immediately available for comments.

The (of united Andhra Pradesh) way back in 1993 allotted over 67 acres for group housing project to workers. As per the project report submitted for the EC, the total project cost was estimated to be Rs 245 crore.

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First Published: Wed, February 07 2018. 19:10 IST
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