NIB gets PMO nod, green clearances for mines eased

Given the uncertain and time-consuming nature of this process, sources said, no effort was being made to increase production. After several rounds of consultations, the PMO issued orders to the ministry to issue the notification.

Similarly, the condition for a repeat environmental clearance each time there was a lease renewal meant a mine would fall into disuse for long periods. Lease periods, sources said, are not concurrent with environmental clearances; there is no need to link them because a clearance could well have been granted recently.

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