232 projects were accorded the environment clearance by the Union Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) since May 2014 to 20 November. As per MoEF^s data, the highest number of projects cleared i.e. 52, were from Gujarat followed by Andhra Pradesh with 33 projects, Maharashtra with 19, Madhya Pradesh with 18 and Rajasthan with 15 projects.
The 52 Gujarat projects include Nirma^s expansion project at Nirma Chemical Complex in Bhavanagar and Adani Port and SEZ’s project in Kutch. Meanwhile, the MoEF data till October 30, 2014 also shows that at least 326 projects are still pending with the Environment Ministry.