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How draft guidelines dilute economic, environmental responsibilities of businesses

Draft guidelines on Social, Environmental and Economical Responsibilities of Business water down specific recommendations on accountability of …

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Environmental governance: India's changing scenario

The department of environment came into existence on November 1, 1980 followed by state departments

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Centre proposes more power for states to grant environmental clearance

The draft notification, which is in public domain, now puts more mining projects under the ambit of State Environmental Impact Assessment …

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MoEF&CC issues recommendations to improve environment clearance and monitoring process

The recommendations come after an audit report found delays in all stages of impact assessment and highlighted other gaps

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Activist arrested while protesting against upcoming biorefinery in Assam

Soneswar Narah was addressing a public meeting of residents affected by the biorefinery 

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Who will pay for Adani’s Carmichael coal mine project?

While the mining firm has given a green light to the Carmichael project, essential loan for its realisation has not been secured

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Neduvasal residents protest hydrocarbon extraction in agricultural land

A new government policy has made it easier to dig deeper for unconventional oil and gas. But a village in Tamil Nadu is up in arms against the …

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Can mining be sustainable?

Two main pre-conditions for achieving sustainability are good governance and self-regulating mining enterprises

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Centre gives six months to deal with cases of environmental clearance violations

A notification issued by the environment ministry gives project proponents a one-time opportunity to apply for ECs stipulating remedial …

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Flawed forestry clearance mechanism needs an urgent fix

The MoEFCC must recognise that ill-planned intrusion of developmental projects into natural habitats is one of the most serious threats to long-…

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25 years of liberalisation and its impact on environment

Anil Madhav Dave, Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, on 25 years of liberalisation and it's impact on environment

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Debate: Has economic liberalisation threatened India’s environment and natural resources?

The inaugural issue of Down To Earth (May 31, 1992) coincided with India opening up its economy. We carried a debate on how economic …

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