The proposals for environmental clearance are considered and processed in line with the provisions under the Environment Impact Assessment notification, 2006 issued under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986. The Ministry of Environment and Forests has granted environmental clearance to several mining projects of Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL), viz., Gua Iron Ore mine of West Singhbhum, Jharkhand; Rowghat Iron Ore Mine, Chhattisgarh; Bolani Iron Ore Mine, Odisha; Taldih-Barsua Iron Ore Mine, Odisha; Manoharpur Iron Ore Mine, West Singhbhum, Jharkhand etc. With regard to Thakurani mining project of Odisha Mineral Development Corporation (OMDC), additional information has been sought. As far as Bisra Lime Stone Quarry proposal is concerned, the same was placed in the Expert Appraisal Committee meeting held during April 16-18, 2013. This was stated by Shrimati Jayanthi Natarajan Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Environment and Forests, in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha.