Saturday 29 June 2013

Author(s): Srestha Banerjee

The inviolate plot

The inviolate plot

New parameters for identifying pristine forests may make them more vulnerable

Need or greed?

Need or greed?

The Union Ministry of Finance has recently alleged that green clearances are holding up the country’s infrastructure development and growth. It has proposed setting up a national investment board for taking decisions on environment and forest clearances of projects in case the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests fails to do so within a stipulated time frame. An analysis of the clearances granted during the 11th Five Year Plan by Delhi-based non-profit Centre for Science and Environment shows the pace of such clearances has been unprecedented. The already granted clearances are not yet operational but ministries are asking for more. Highlights of the report that rebuts the proposal

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  • I don't think we deserve a

    I don't think we deserve a chance. one day, we'll die deprived of oxygen.

    Posted by: Anonymous | 2 years ago | Reply
  • Also, the Govt is giving its

    Also, the Govt is giving its own interpretation of "Prevention is better than Cure". Just last month, you reported that a draft policy for making Forest clearance process comprehensive is on the table?

    Posted by: Anonymous | 2 years ago | Reply
  • It's scary - with the number

    It's scary - with the number of months left in power, the present Govt's short sight continues to get shorter and seems to be able to see only short term gains. It is capable of wreaking for greater long-term havoc in the remaining months than Nature is accused of doing.

    Posted by: Anonymous | 2 years ago | Reply
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