It's a fun jaunt

Published: Saturday 30 April 2005

-- (Credit: Emkay)Environmental Policy I ndia / Canada

After ignoring all advise from non-governmental organisations (ngos) on the New Environmental Policy (nep), the government is now playing footsie with the industry. The Confederation of Indian industries has led a team of ministry officials and on a trip to Canada to study the country's environmental policies. The draft nep though has been afloat since August last year. When last heard, the secretary union ministry of environment and forests had refused to discuss nep with ngos. The policy had been slammed for being pro-industry and too generic.

One wonders what wisdom the ministry has now seen in sending a team to Canada?

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