THE GAZETTE OF INDIA : EXTRAORDINARY [Part II-Sec3(ii)]


MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT AND FORESTS

NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 21st June, 1999

S.O.470 (E)– The following draft rules which the Central Government proposes to issue in exercise of the powers conferred by clause (v) of sub-section (2) of section 3 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 (29 of 1986) read with rule 5 of the Environment (Protection) Rules, 1986 is hereby published for the information of all persons likely to be affected thereby, and notice is also hereby given that the said draft rules will be taken into consideration by the Central Government on the expiry of 60 days from the date of publication of this rule in the Official Gazette, made available to them.

2. Any person interested in filing any objection or suggestion in respect of the proposed rules, may do so in writing to the Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Paryavaran Bhavan, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi within the said period of 60 days.

DRAFT RULES

WHEREAS the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 provides for the protection and improvement of environment and for matters connected therewith;

AND WHEREAS the Central Government issued Environmental Guidelines for Siting of Industries in August, 1985 relating to areas to be avoided for siting of industries, precautionary measures to be taken for site selecting as also aspects of environmental protection which should have been incorporated during the implementation of the industrial development projects;

AND WHEREAS the Central Government is of the opinion that the Siting Guidelines framed in 1985 and the activities to be covered under siting restrictions need review taking into account the technological and scientific developments that have taken place in industrial planning and manufacturing process and that these siting rules can now be legislated in order to protect the sensitive areas such as national parks, sanctuaries, wetlands and archaeological monuments;

NOW, THEREFORE, in exercise of the powers conferred by clause (v) of sub-section (2) of section 3, sub-section (1) of section 6 and section 25 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 (29 of 1986) read with rule 5 of the Environment (Protection) Rules, 1986 the Central Government hereby makes the following rules for Siting Industrial Projects, namely :

(1) Short title and commencement

    (1) These rules may be called Environment (Siting for Industrial Projects) Rules, 1999.

    (2) It shall come in force on the date of final publication in the Official Gazette.

(2) Prohibition for setting up of certain industries:- No new unit of the industries listed in Annexure-I shall be allowed to be set up in the following areas:

    1. the entire area within the municipal limits of all Municipal Corporations, Municipal Councils and Nagar Panchayats (by whatever name these are known in each state) and a 25 km belt around the cities having population of more than 1 million;

    2. 7 km belt around the periphery of the wetlands listed in Annexure-II;

      and

    3. 25 km belt around the periphery of National Parks, Sanctuaries and core zones of biosphere reserves,

    4. 0.5 km wide strip on either side of national highways and rail lines;

  1. Establishment of New Units with certain conditions:- Establishment of new units of the industries listed in Annexure-I shall be allowed in 7 km to 25 km belt around the periphery of the wetlands listed in Annexure-II only after careful assessment of their adverse ecological and environmental impacts.

  2. Restrictions on the units in Taj Trapezium:- Establishment of new units and expansion or modernization of existing units of the industries listed in Annexure-I in the 10400 sq.km. (Approx) area between 26 45’N and 77o15’E to 27o45’N and 77o15’E to the West of Taj Mahal and between 27o00’N and 78o30’N and 78o30’E to the East of Taj Mahal, known as the Taj Trapezium, shall be regulated as per the guidelines laid down specifically for this area by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), entitled ‘Inventory and Assessment of Pollution Emission in and around Agra-Mathura Region (Abridged)’.

  3. Establishment of New Units around Archaeological Monuments:- New units of industries listed in Annexure-III shall not be allowed to be set up within 7 km periphery of the important archaeological monuments listed in Annexure-IV.

  4. Application of other Acts and Rules not barred:- The provisions of this rule shall be in addition to and not in derogation of, the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980, and the rules made thereunder, the areas covered by the Notifications S.O.No. 102 (E) dated 1st February, 1989; S.O. 114 (E) dated 20th February, 1991; S.O. No. 416 (E) dated 20th June, 1991, S.O.No. 319 (E) dated 7th May, 1992.

[No. J-11013/3/96-IA.II(I)]

V.RAJAGOPALAN,

JOINT SECRETARY

ANNEXURE-I

  1. Petroleum Refineries

  2. Chemical Fertilizers

  3. Petro-chemical complex (Both Olefinic and Aromatic) and Petrochemical intermediates such as DMT, Caprolactam LAB etc. and production of basic plastics such as LLDPE, HDPE, PP, PVC.

  4. Hydrocyanic acid and its derivatives

  5. Primary metallurgical industries (such as production of Iron and Steel, Aluminium, Copper Zinc, Lead and Ferro Alloys)

  6. Viscose Staple fibre and filament yarn.

  7. Storage batteries integrated with manufacture of oxides of lead and antimony alloys

  8. Distilleries

  9. Raw Skins and Hides, and tanneries

  10. Dyes and Dye intermediates

  11. Pesticides

  12. Bulk drugs and pharmaceuticals

  13. Caustic soda/Chlorine

  14. Pulp and Paper

  15. Cement.

ANNEXURE-II

  1. Chilka, Orissa

  2. Keoladeo Ghana National Park, Rajasthan

  3. Sambhar, Rajasthan

  4. Wullar, Jammu & Kashmir

  5. Loktak, Manipur

  6. Harike, Pubjab.

ANNEXURE-III

  1. Petroleum Refineries
  2. Chemical Fertilizers
  3. Petro-chemical complex (both Olefinic and Aromatic) and Petro-chemical intermediates such as DMT, caprolactam LAB etc. and production of basic plastics such as LLDPE, HDPE, PP, PVC.
  4. Hydrocyanic acid and its derivatives.
  5. Primary metallurgical industries (such as production of Iron and Steel, Aluminium, Copper Zinc, Lead and Ferro Alloys).
  6. Viscose staple fibre and filament yarn.
  7. Storage batteries integrated with manufacture of oxides of lead and antimony alloys.
  8. Distilleries.
  9. Raw Skins and Hides and tanneries.
  10. Pulp and Paper.

ANNEXURE-IV

Sl.

No.

State/Union

territory

Locality

District

Name of Monument

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

8.

9.

10.

11.

12.

13.

14.

15.

16.

17.

18.

19.

20.

21.

22.

23.

24.

25.

26.

27.

28.

29.

30.

31.

32.

33.

34.

35.

36.

37.

38.

39.

40.

41.

42.

43.

44.

45.

46.

47.

48.

49.

50.

51.

52.

53.

54.

55.

56.

57.

58.

59.

60.

61.

62.

63.

64.

65.

66.

67.

68.

69.

70.

71.

72.

Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh

Assam

Bihar

Bihar

Bihar

Bihar

Gujarat

Gujarat

Gujarat

Jammu & Kashmir

Jammu & Kashmir

Karnataka

Karnataka

Karnataka

Karnataka

Karnataka

Karnataka

Karnataka

Karnataka

Karnataka

Karnataka

Kerala

Maharashtra

Maharashtra

Maharashtra

Maharashtra

Maharashtra

Maharashtra

Maharashtra

Maharashtra

Maharashtra

Maharashtra

Maharashtra

Maharashtra

Maharashtra

Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh

National Capital

Territory of Delhi

National Capital

Territory of Delhi

National Capital

Territory of Delhi

National Capital

Territory of Delhi

National Capital

Territory of Delhi

Orissa

Orissa

Orissa

Rajasthan

Rajasthan

Rajasthan

Tamilnadu

Tamilnadu

Tamilnadu

Tamilnadu

Tamilnadu

Tamilnadu

Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh

West Bengal

Chandragiri

Golkonda

Garhagaon

Nalanda

(Bargaon)

Kumrahar

Sasaram

Chakramdas

Lothal

Modhera

Patna

Kiramchi

Ramnagar

Hampi,

Kamalapuram,

Krishnapuram,

Venkatapuram

Pattadakal

Bangalore

Aihole

Badami

Bijapur

Bijapur

Chitaldurg

Srirangapatnam

Somanathapura

Pallicherry

Ajanta

Ellora

Aurangabad

Gharapuri

Daulatabad

Subarban

Alibagh

Raigad

Pathardi

Junnar

Karla

Pune

Sholapur

Khajuraho

Sanchi

Mandu

Gwalior

Burhanpur

Sirpur

Delhi

Delhi

Purana Quila

Delhi

Mehrauli

Konarak

Bhubaneswar

Jagmara

Deeg

Chittorgarh

Kumbalgarh

Mahabalipuram

Dindigul

Fort St. George

Tirumayam

Ginjee

Kalumbalur

Agra

Agra

Fatehpur Sikri

Agra

Agra

Sikandara

Sikandara

Sahet-Mahet

Jhansi

Lucknow

Sarnath

Jaunpur

Hazardurai

 

Chittoor

Hyderabad

Sibsagar

Nalanda

Patna

Rohtas

Vaishali

Ahmedabad

Mehsana

Mehsana

Udhampur

Udhampur

Bellary

Bijapur

Bangalore

Bijapur

Bijapur

Bijapur

Bijapur

Chitaldurg

Mandya

Mysore

Kannur

Aurangabad

Aurangabad

Aurangabad

Bombay

(Kolaba)

Aurangabad

Bombay

Kolaba

Kolaba

Nasik

Pune

Pune

Pune

Sholapur

Chhatarpur

Raisen

Dhar

Gwalior

Nimar (East)

Raipur

Delhi

Delhi

Delhi

Delhi

Delhi

Puri

Puri

Puri

Bharatpur

Chittor

Udaipur

Chengai Anna

Dindigul

Chennai

Pudukkottai

South Arcot

Tirchinapalli

Agra

Agra

Agra

Agra

Agra

Agra

Agra

Bahraich

Jhansi

Lucknow

Varanasi

Jaunpur

Murshidabad

Raja and Rani Mahal

Golkonda Fort

Ahom Raja’s Palace

All mounds, structures and buildings, enclosed in the acquired area, Nalanda

Site of Mauryan Palace

Shershah Suri Tomb

Ancient Ruins, Vaishali

Excavated remains at Lothal

Sun temple

Rani-Ki-Vav

Group of Temples

Ramnagar Palace

Group of Monuments

Group of Temples

Tipu Sultan Palace

Durga Temple Complex

Jain and Vishnu Caves

Gol Gumbaz

Ibrahim Rouze

Fortress and temples on the hill

Daria Daulat Bagh

Sri Kesava Temple

Bekal Fort

Ajanta Caves

Ellora Caves

Tomb of Rabia Daurani (Bibi-Ka-Maqbara)

Elephanta Caves

Daulatabad Fort

Kankheri Caves

Hirakota Old Fort

Raigad Fort

Pandav Lena Caves

Junnar Caves and Inscriptions

Cave Temples

Sahniwar Wada

Old Fort

Western Group of Temples

Budhist Monuments

Group of Monuments

Gwalior Fort

Palace situated in the Fort (Shahi Qila)

Group of monuments (Laxman Temple)

Delhi Fort

Tomb of Safdarjung

Purana Quila

Humayun’s Tomb

Qutab, Archaeological Area

Sun Temple

Raja Rani Temple

Udaygiri and Khandagiri

Deeg Palace

Fort

Fort of Kumbhalgarh

Group of monuments

Fort

Fort St. George

Fort

Rajagiri Fort and Krishnagiri Fort

Muvarkoil

Agra Fort

Taj group of monuments

Fatehpur Sikri

Group of monuments at Rambagh

Itimad-ud-Daula’s Tomb

Akbar’s Tomb

Mariyam’s Tomb

Monuments of Sravasti

Rani Jhansi Mahal

Residency Buildings

Excavated remains at Sarnath

Fort (Old)

Hazarduari Palace

 

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