Nearly 70 leading Indian organizations and experts launched a nation-wide drive to adhere to environmental norms before clearing projects, which are damaging the country\'s fragile ecology. The petitioners believe the govt is systematically undermining the importance of environmental issues in decision-making, and paying scant attention to Environment Impact Assessment reports.
Organisations Petition over Environment abuse
by , Dams, Rivers & People-SANDRP, 01 October, 2004
The recent simplification of environmental clearance process announced by the Ministry of Environment and Forests has further diluted the country\'s environmental regulation, one that is already considered toothless. The investment limit that necessities clearance has been raised from Rs 500 M to Rs 1 B for new projects. More projects will now stay out of the radar screen.
Weakening the Environment Clearance Process
by , Dams, Rivers & People-SANDRP, 01 August, 2004