Bengaluru Real estate developers face hurdles in getting environment clearance

In Bengaluru it is mandatory by law to get environment clearance for large real estate development projects. Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) and Environment Management Plan (EMP) are the governing bodies that are authorized to do it. But the builders in Bengaluru, are making their way out of this legal compulsion. In the procedure, detailed questions are required to answer some questions It becomes convenient for them to fleece through them. Since the officers conducting them are usually the same they end-up copying answers from one project to another, regardless of the location and biodiversity requirements.


According to the local news reports 41 species of mammals including several species of bats and rodents, jungle cats, mongoose, and even leopards have been spotted in Bengaluru. The city also houses over 300 species of birds, including migratory birds from Central Asia.

Since 2004, real estate projects in India were brought under the Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) Notification to address their impact on the environment. But people and organizations have brought it under concern, the real-estate’s monopoly of green cover clearings in Bengaluru.

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Iqra Tofiq

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