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Environment minister said he written to Union environment ministry

GOA: Environment minister Nilesh Cabral said he has written to the Union environment ministry for details of the clearances issued to the three Central-government funded projects that will be coming up through the Mollem sanctuary and park. Cabral said that once he receives these details, they will be put up on the state environment department’s website to be accessed by all citizens. “These are central government projects and details of the clearances issued are with them,” Cabral told.

There have been increasing protests across the state against the infrastructural projects, whichinclude a power transmission line, a highway project and a railway project. Earlier this month, Cabral held an online webinar where he took questions from different stakeholders and environmentalists, including members of the state wildlife board, about the three projects. Cabral had tried to allay their fears that the projects would lead to loss of crucial biodiversity.

The News24 Goa

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