Monitoring and enforcement mechanism for the Standard Operating Procedure infrastructure like roads, pipelines, and water bodies through projects like dredging and de-silting for upkeep, disaster management, and functionality.
The Ministry emphasizes the need to enforce the mentioned SOP/environmental safeguards thoroughly in the field.
project proponent should inform the concerned SPCB at least fortnight before start of such activities in written.
State Pollution Control Board/Pollution Control Committees are responsible for independent compliance monitoring of the stated environmental safeguards. They should also include monitoring these safeguards alongside assessing CTE (Consent to Establish) and CTO (Consent to Operate) compliance.
Legal action can be taken against non-compliant projects under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986.
This directive has the approval of the Competent Authority.
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