It’s official. The new capital city of Andhra Pradesh, Amaravati gets a clean chit with environmental clearance by the government of India. The clearance was officially provided by Ministry of Environment Forests & Climate Change.
The proposal which was studied and assessed by the Central Ministry along with the State Environmental Impact Assessment Authority, has flagged the new capital city of Andhra Pradesh to be environment compliant as well as environment friendly. The complete areas of clearance along with the land distribution for development have been studied and approved for a go ahead.
There have been some serious concerns from the close quarters, including the opposition regarding the required amount of deforestation towards the building of the new capital. Going by this clearance, the final outcome has been proved to show that development of Amaravati will and shall not pose any kind of threat to the forest areas or the nature reserves. The land that has been picked for development has been carefully spaced out towards the building of new buildings and structures, while not harming the flora and the fauna.
Here are the complete details as presented in the final report: