Monday, January 4, 2016
Andhra Pradesh State Government has decided to levy processing charges for issue of Environmental Clearance (EC) to the project proponents.
The fee is from Rs.1 lakh to Rs.4 lakh for non-mining projects and is Rs.10,000 to Rs.1.80 lakh for mining projects. The expenses for the functioning of the State Level Environment Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA) and the State Level Expert Appraisal Committee are being met from funds released by the AP Pollution Control Board. The Government has given permission to the SEIAA to collect processing charges for issuing Environmental Clearance to the project proponents.