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The “Green-Channel” system expedites consent renewals by categorizing units as “Compliant” or “Non-Compliant” based on site compliance. Non-compliant units are excluded, with eligibility limited to those with a clean compliance history. Renewals focus on existing capacity and pollution sources, and approvals are granted within 7 days by Group-Incharge/Regional Officers without higher-level approval. The GIC and…

MOEFCC has released Plastic Waste Management (Second Amendment) Rules, 2021. As per the revised amended legal provision: Recently, the Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change vide notification dated 12th August 2021,  The amendment basically aims to prohibit identified single-use plastic items, having low utility and high littering potentials, by the year 2022. (1) The…