Draft EIA in line with green rules, court rulings: Prakash Javadekar, Environment Minister

Facing criticism over the draft Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) 2020, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar says the document is in keeping with court rulings and the Environment Act and rules out any retrospective clearance. Excerpts from an interview with ET: Need for a new EIA notification The 2006 EIA notification has…

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The new draft Environment Impact Assessment Bill is rubbing environmentalists the wrong way

One cheerful fact that has come out of the Covid-19 lockdown has been the accounts of the environment becoming cleaner. This, and a growing awareness about air pollution, has made a larger number of Indians conscious of protecting the surroundings, say environment activists. However, the draft Environment Impact Assessment (EIA)…

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Rahul Gandhi’s objections to draft EIA ‘unnecessary and premature’, says Javadekar

New Delhi: Those raising objections to the draft environment impact assessment (EIA) notification are the same people who took “big decisions without consultations” when they were in power, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Monday, hitting out at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi. Gandhi had on Sunday tweeted that the…

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

New Delhi: The draft environment impact assessment (EIA) notification does not relax the process of public hearing, but aims to make it more meaningful, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Thursday told senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh. Javadekar wrote a letter in response to the objections to the draft EIA…

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