Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Home Affairs
08 JAN 2019 5:11PM by PIB Delhi
Border Infrastructure Projects

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India have accorded General approval under Section 2 of Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 to expedite the forest clearances for taking up border infrastructure works:-


 Letter No.

Name of the Border

Clearance accorded

F. No.-11-246/2014-FC dated 29th January, 2015

Indo-China Border

Within 100 Kms of aerial distance from Line of Actual Control

F. No.-11-246/2014-FC dated 21st December, 2017

Indo-Bhutan & Indo-Myanmar Borders

Within 16 Kms of aerial distance from the respective International Borders

Indo- Nepal Border

Within 15 Kms of aerial distance from the International Border

All other Borders including Indo-Bangladesh and Indo-Pakistan Borders

Within 05 Kms of aerial distance from International Borders


The above measures taken by Government of India have substantially contributed in reducing the delays with regard to environmental clearances. India’s national security is not at stake on Indo-China Border.


This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju in written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.