environment impact assessment

Getting green clearance under Modi government taking longer than UPA rule

In the run-up to the 2014 general elections in 2014, the BJP had targeted the UPA for making green clearances a major obstacle in country’s economic development.

published on : 28th 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

Counter sought in HC over 2013 EIA amendment

The undertaking made by the government to plant 10 saplings for every tree cut down by them is also not being implemented, they added. 

published on : 29th August 2020

Chhattisgarh CM raises objection over draft EIA notification

In a letter to Javadekar, Baghel also made several suggestions urging him to consider them in the interest of environment conservation and forest dwellers before finalising the notification.

published on : 14th August 2020

Jairam opposes draft Environment Impact Assessment note

Former chief minister Oommen Chandy said the draft notification should be published in all regional languages so as to make necessary changes.

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

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

Green activists in Kerala decry 'anti-people' draft EIA

Environmentalists identify over 30 policy dilutions that can have devastating effects on the ecosystem.

published on : 12th 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

Rahul Gandhi's objections to draft EIA 'unnecessary and premature': Union minister Prakash Javadekar

Javadekar said that those opposing the draft EIA 2020 are the same people who took 'big decisions without consultations' when they were in power.

published on : 10th 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

Draft EIA notification 'dangerous', 'disaster'; protest against it: Rahul Gandhi

For millions of Indians, already living on the edge, the environment isn't an abstract term, but a life and livelihood issue, Rahul Gandhi said.

published on : 9th August 2020

Withdraw EIA Notification: 52 groups, activists from Himalayan region write to environment ministry

The statement has come in the wake of an attempt by the MoEF&CC to dilute the environmental regulations to facilitate ease of doing business. 

published on : 29th July 2020

Ex-union minister Jairam Ramesh joins chorus against Environment Impact Assessment 2020

He has written to Union Minister Prakash Javadekar registering his strongest objections, saying the notification legitimises illegality as far as environmental regulation is concerned. 

published on : 26th July 2020
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