According to a notification issued on 22 December 2014 by ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) those education institutes with construction projects going on more than 20,000sq m area would now be exempted from the previously mandatory environment clearances.
Previously an amendment that was passed in the year 2006 made environmental clearances mandatory for all the buildings and construction projects which are taking place on an area exceeding 20,000 sq m. The recent amendment through a notification from the department has given exemption to various educational institutes on this regard and has allowed industrial shed, a school, a college, a hostel building to be made without any requirement of permission from the MoEF.
However, every educational institute making any construction at their area is bound to abide by the rules set to under eco-friendly practices. The measures to attain sustainable environmental management, solid and liquid waste management, rainwater harvesting and use of recycled materials should be incorporated in such educational institutes.
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