Report released by network of civil society groups expresses concern over policies damaging to the environment
Civil society groups have come down heavily on the policies and programmes of the 100-days-old NDA government and criticised it for overlooking the promises made during elections.
Civil society groups under the banner of Wada Na Todo Abhiyan or WNTA (don't break the promise campaign), a coalition of 4,000 non-profits from across the India, undertook a review of policies of the government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
On Monday, WNTA released a report analysing budget allocation and restructuring undertaken by the government in different sectors like health, education, agriculture, sanitation, housing, and flagship programmes of the earlier UPA government, like the Mahatma Gandhi National Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS).
The report criticises the government for continuation of previous government's policies which is damaging the environment heavily. “The laws related land and environment have been twisted in favour of big corporations,” says report.
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