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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, subsection (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:

i. 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;

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

and

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

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

2. 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.

3. 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 77o 15’E to 27o 45’N and 77o 15’E to the West of Taj Mahal and between 27o 00’N and 78o 30’N and 78o 30’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 AgraMathura Region (Abridged)’.

4. 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.

5. 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 territoryLocalityDistrictName of Monument
1.Andhra PradeshChandragiriChittoorRaja and Rani Mahal
2.Andhra PradeshGolkondaHyderabadGolkonda Fort
3.AssamGarhagaonSibsagarAhom Raja’s Palace
4.BiharNalandaNalandaAll mounds, structures
and buildings, enclosed
5.Bihar(Bargaon)Patnain the acquired area,
Nalanda
6.BiharKumraharRohtas
Site of Mauryan Palace
7.BiharSasaramVaishali
Shershah Suri Tomb
8.GujaratChakramdasAhmedabad
9.GujaratLothalMehsanaAncient Ruins, Vaishali
10.GujaratModheraMehsanaExcavated remains at
Lothal
11.Jammu & KashmirPatnaUdhampur
Sun temple
12.Jammu & KashmirKiramchiUdhampur
Rani-Ki-Vav
13.KarnatakaRamnagarBellary
Group of Temples
14.KarnatakaHampi,Bijapur
Ramnagar Palace
15.KarnatakaKamalapuram,Bangalore
Group of Monuments
16.KarnatakaKrishnapuram,Bijapur
Group of Temples
17.KarnatakaVenkatapuramBijapur
Tipu Sultan Palace
18.KarnatakaPattadakalBijapur
Durga Temple Complex
19.KarnatakaBangaloreBijapur
Jain and Vishnu Caves
20.KarnatakaAiholeChitaldurg
Gol Gumbaz
21.KarnatakaBadamiMandya
Ibrahim Rouze
22.KarnatakaBijapurMysore
Fortress and temples on
23.KeralaBijapurKannurthe hill
24.MaharashtraChitaldurgAurangabadDaria Daulat Bagh
25.MaharashtraSrirangapatnamAurangabadSri Kesava Temple
26.MaharashtraSomanathapuraAurangabadBekal Fort
27.MaharashtraPallicherryBombayAjanta Caves
28.MaharashtraAjanta(Kolaba)Ellora Caves
29.MaharashtraElloraAurangabadTomb of Rabia Daurani
(Bibi-Ka-Maqbara)
30.MaharashtraAurangabadBombay
Elephanta Caves
31.MaharashtraGharapuriKolaba
Daulatabad Fort
32.MaharashtraDaulatabadKolaba
Kankheri Caves
33.MaharashtraSubarbanNasik
Hirakota Old Fort
34.MaharashtraAlibaghPune
35.MaharashtraRaigadPuneRaigad Fort
36.MaharashtraPathardiPunePandav Lena Caves
37.Madhya PradeshJunnarSholapurJunnar Caves and
Inscriptions
38.Madhya PradeshKarlaChhatarpur
Cave Temples
39.Madhya PradeshPuneRaisen
Sahniwar Wada
40.Madhya PradeshSholapurDhar
Old Fort
41.Madhya PradeshKhajurahoGwalior
Western Group of
42.Madhya PradeshSanchiNimar (East)Temples
43.National CapitalManduRaipurBudhist Monuments
44.Territory of DelhiGwaliorDelhiGroup of Monuments
45.National CapitalBurhanpurDelhiGwalior Fort
46.Territory of DelhiSirpurDelhiPalace situated in the
Fort (Shahi Qila)
47.National CapitalDelhiDelhi
Group of monuments
48.Territory of DelhiDelhiDelhi(Laxman Temple)
49.National CapitalPurana QuilaPuriDelhi Fort
50.Territory of DelhiDelhiPuriTomb of Safdarjung
51.National CapitalMehrauliPuriPurana Quila
52.Territory of DelhiKonarakBharatpurHumayun’s Tomb
53.OrissaBhubaneswarChittorQutab, Archaeological Area
54.OrissaJagmaraUdaipur
Sun Temple
55.OrissaDeegChengai
AnnaRaja Rani Temple
56.RajasthanChittorgarh
DindigulUdaygiri and
57.RajasthanKumbalgarhKhandagiri
Chennai
58.RajasthanMahabalipuramDeeg Palace
Pudukkottai
59.TamilnaduDindigulFort
South Arcot
60.TamilnaduFort St. GeorgeFort of Kumbhalgarh
61.TamilnaduTirumayamTirchinapalliGroup of monuments
62.TamilnaduGinjeeAgraFort
63.TamilnaduKalumbalurAgraFort St. George
64.TamilnaduAgraAgraFort
65.Uttar PradeshAgraAgraRajagiri Fort and
Krishnagiri Fort
66.Uttar PradeshFatehpur SikriAgra
Muvarkoil
67.Uttar PradeshAgraAgra
Agra Fort
68.Uttar PradeshAgraAgra
Taj group of monuments
69.Uttar PradeshSikandaraBahraich
Fatehpur Sikri
70.Uttar PradeshSikandaraJhansi
Group of monuments at
71.Uttar PradeshSahet-MahetLucknowRambagh
72.Uttar PradeshJhansiVaranasiItimad-ud-Daula’s
Tomb
Uttar PradeshLucknowJaunpur
Akbar’s Tomb
Uttar PradeshSarnathMurshidabad
Mariyam’s Tomb
Uttar PradeshJaunpur
Monuments of Sravasti
Uttar PradeshHazardurai
Rani Jhansi Mahal
West Bengal
Residency Buildings
Excavated remains at
Sarnath
Fort (Old)
Hazarduari Palace

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