The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, set up PARIVESH (Pro-Active and Responsive facilitation by Interactive, Virtuous and Environmental Single-window Hub) on the day of World Biofuel Day, here today. PARIVESH is a Single-Window Integrated Environmental Management System, developed in pursuance of the spirit of ‘Digital India’ commenced by the Prime Minister and capturing the essence of Minimum Government and Maximum Governance.
The Minister said that the main objective of PARIVESH include – single registration and single sign-in for all types of clearances (i.e. Environment, Forest, Wildlife and CRZ), unique-ID for all types of clearances required for a particular project and a single Window interface for the proponent to submit applications for getting all types of clearances (i.e. Environment, Forests, Wildlife and CRZ clearances).
Highlighting that PARIVESH offers a framework to generate economic growth and establish Sustainable Development through EGovernance, he also said that with automatic highlighting of non-compliance by the system, PARIVESH assists in improving the overall performance and efficiency of the whole appraisal process.
The Minister throws light that PARIVESH also helps the processing authorities, as it has a Single Window System for Central, State and District level clearances, auto-generation of agenda (based on first come, first served principle), minutes of the meetings and online generation of approval letters, resulting in ease and uniformity in processing of clearance applications, online submission and monitoring of compliance reports including geo-tagged images of the site by regulatory body / inspecting officers even through the Mobile App for enhanced compliance monitoring.
He added that the facility of Geographic Information System (GIS) interface for the Appraisal Committee will aid them in analyzing the proposal efficiently, automatic alerts (via SMS and emails) at important stages to the concerned officers, committee members, and higher authorities to check the delays if any. “Pro-Active and Responsive facilitation by Interactive, Virtuous and Environmental Single-window Hub enables project proponents, citizens to view, track and interact with scrutiny officers, generates online clearance letters, online mailers and alerts to state functionaries in case of delays beyond stipulated time for processing of applications”, Dr. Harsh Vardhan said.