An injunction was sought against the project by a former Member of Parliament from DMK AKS Vijayan alleging irregularity in the construction.
The coalition for a GM-free India said that illegal planting of crops like GM brinjal is being undertaken, in a brazenly challenging manner at that, in Maharashtra.
The ministry cited a Supreme Court order dated April 2020 in a case involving violation by a company. The apex court has mentioned that closure of the industries are not warranted.
They also feel that the Centre has not clarified on a separate amount of Rs 2,217 crore, set aside for tackling air pollution in 42 cities with minimum population of one million.
The committee, which met on December 14, observed that the project may affect the pattern followed by migratory birds as the sanctuary is located within 10 km of the project site.
All EAC meetings shall be held at least twice a month to cut down the period of Environmental Clearance (EC) approval.
The ministry accorded environmental clearance to the neutrino project at Pottipuram village in Uthamapalayam taluk in Theni district promoted by the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research.
PETA India said that two giant inflatable bulls will run beside PETA supporters in a "bloodless Jallikattu" to protest the government's reported intention to lift the ban on bullfights