Draft EIA

Draft EIA notification doesn't give exemptions from public consultations to industries: Babul Supriyo

Minister of State for Environment Babul Supriyo said the draft does not weaken the process of environmental clearances.

published on : 18th September 2020

Javadekar denies charges that draft EIA notification dilutes environmental laws

The draft EIA notification, which involves the procedure of issuing environmental clearances to various projects, was issued by the ministry in March this year and public suggestions were invited.

published on : 15th September 2020

Centre moves HC for review of its direction to publish draft EIA in 22 languages

A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan on Friday issued notice to the environmentalist, on whose plea the high court had issued the direction.

published on : 4th September 2020

Plea for 60 days more to respond to translated draft EIA 2020; HC seeks Centre stand

A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan issued notice to the Environment Ministry on the application which seeks modification to the court's June 30 judgement.

published on : 31st August 2020

Draft EIA notification 'deeply anti-democratic': Congress leader Jairam Ramesh

He accused Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar of seeing his job as being an accelerator for project clearances and not as a guardian/protector of India's natural resources.

published on : 19th August 2020

Tamil Nadu forms State-level committee to evaluate pros and cons of EIA draft notification

Interestingly, the committee was formed three days after public consultation ended on August 11.

published on : 14th August 2020

Mexican Scorpion, American Bullfrog: NHAI lists species not found in India in its EIA report

The matter came up before the environment ministry’s expert appraisal committee at its meeting on July 29-30 while considering the construction of the Ahmedabad-Dholera Expressway.

published on : 14th August 2020

Draft EIA notification will be published in Tamil soon, Centre tells Madras High Court

The Meenavar Nala Sangam had sought directions to the government to translate the draft EIA 2020 notification in the regional language and provide sufficient time to make objections

published on : 13th August 2020

SC stays HC order on MoEF's failure to publish notification in multiple languages

A 3-judge bench suggested that the Center should amend the Official languages rules which say official publication is only in English and Hindi.

published on : 13th August 2020

Centre must stop dismantling environmental regulations: Sonia, Rahul seek withdrawal of EIA 2020

Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar has said the EIA 2020 is only a draft and not a final notification and the ministry has received thousands of suggestions from the public.

published on : 13th August 2020

Contempt plea in HC against govt for not publishing draft EIA in 22 Indian languages

The draft EIA 2020, according to the plea, provides for post facto approval of projects and does away with public consultation in some cases.

published on : 11th August 2020

Draft EIA 2020: Kerala to raise objection on Tuesday

The draft EIA notification has many controversial clauses, including no public hearing for inland water projects.

published on : 11th August 2020

EIA draft must be withdrawn to stop 'environmental destruction': Rahul

The draft EIA notification, which involves procedure of issuing environmental clearances to various projects, was issued by the Environment Ministry in March.

published on : 10th August 2020

Madras High Court refuses to stay draft EIA, directs Centre to file reply by August 13

The court refused a stay since the Karnataka High Court has already ordered a stay in the matter and granted liberty to a litigant to approach it if that stay gets vacated

published on : 7th August 2020

Draft EIA notification does not relax process of public hearing: Javadekar to Ramesh

Javadekar said that Ramesh publicising his objections and letters was "premature" as the public consultations on the draft EIA were underway.

published on : 6th August 2020
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