NEW DELHI: The National Green Tribunal has rapped the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) over compliance of conditions mentioned in environmental clearances granted for projects, saying the mechanism for monitoring environmental norms is inadequate. The green panel said compliance of conditions of environmental clearance must be monitored on periodical basis, atleast once in a quarter. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice A K Goel said there is poor monitoring and there are huge gaps in laying down of conditions and its enforcement. It asked the Environment Ministry to review and strengthen the mechanism for the purpose. The tribunal took note of an affidavit filed by the ministry which mentioned that there are certain proposals to strengthen the monitoring
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