29 July : The State Government of Uttar Pradesh has been requested to send facts for construction of Baba Saheb Ambedkar memorial park and museum being constructed in Noida.On receipt of certain complaints, an inspection team headed by the Chief Conservator of Forests, Regional Office of Union Ministry of Environment and Forests, Lucknow visited the site and submitted its report.
A copy of the inspection report has been forwarded to the Government of Uttar Pradesh with a request to send a factual report along with the comments of the State Government on the site inspection report, taking into account the clearances required.
The State level Environment Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA), Uttar Pradesh, earlier informed that the Noida Authority had asked for a ‘No Objection Certificate’ for the renovation, preservation and beautification of Park at Sector-95, Noida, District Gautam Budha Nagar, U.P. The SEIAA of Uttar Pradesh intimated the Noida Authority that because the total plot area of the project is 3,34,334 sq.m. (33.43 ha.) and covered activity area is 9,542 sq.m., Environmental Clearance is not applicable in terms of the Ministry of Environment and Forests’ Notification S.O. 1533 (E), dated 14.09.2006.
Minister of State for the Ministry of Environment and Forests (Independent charge) Shri Jairam Ramesh replied in a written question by Dr. Vinay Kumar Pandey ‘Vinnu’in Lok Sabha today.