The portal named 'Online Submission and Monitoring of Environmental, Forests and Wildlife Clearance (OSMEFWC)' can be accessed at URL - and is a single window interface provided to industries for submission of proposals for clearances.

It will automate the entire tracking of proposals, including online submission of a new proposal, editing or updating of the details in proposals, and will display the status of the proposals at each stage of the work flow.

The system will enhance efficiency, transparency and accountability, besides turnaround time for activity and enhancing ease and convenience of citizens.

"The Ministry had initiated an online system for submission and monitoring of environmental and forest clearances under the provisions of Environment (Protection) Act, 1986, and the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980.  This had helped in bringing more transparency and accountability," said a statement from the Ministry.

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