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Follow-up and Enforcement

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Seeing It Through To The End

The EIA process does not stop with the issue of environmental permits nor is it just a paper-based process. While processing over $326 billion worth of projects through the EIA process in just 3-1/2 years, enforcement work increased dramatically. Frequent site visits were undertaken to check on compliance with environmental permit conditions and to detect any illegal development projects. An innovative approach was adopted to achieve efficiency in enforcement.

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