5008 . SHRI KIRTI (JHA) AZAD
HANSRAJ GANGARAM AHIR
Will the Minister of ENVIRONMENT AND FORESTS be pleased to state:-
(a) whether the Government has given environmental clearance for mining in coal mines around the protected area of Tadoba-Andhari Tiger project of Maharashtra;
(b) if so, the details thereof;
(c) whether the Government proposes to reconsider the permission given for said mining projects which would have an adverse affect on their habitat; and
(d) if so, the details thereof?
MINISTER OF STATE (INDEPENDENT CHARGE) FOR ENVIRONMENT AND FORESTS (SHRIMATI JAYANTHI NATARAJAN)
(a) & (b) As reported by the State, details of environmental clearance for mining in coal mines around the Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve of Maharashtra are at Annexure-I.
(c) & (d) As reported by the State, the aforesaid mines are located outside the buffer zone of the Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve, which has been considered while grant of environmental clearance.