The average delay in grant of environmental clearance is 238 days under BJP government (it was 316 in 2014) as compared to stipulated 105 days, according to March 2017 CAG Report. Only 11% projects have been granted environmental clearances under bounded time.
A National Regulator to oversee the entire process of grant of Environmental Clearance and monitoring is yet to be appointed despite directions of the Supreme Court, the report further stated.
Though there has been a significant improvement in granting environmental clearances under BJP, there is a lot of scope to make the system transparent as directed by Supreme Court. Hence, given the status “Inadequate Progress”.