Industry has been complaining that requirements set out under these laws have been hindering economic growth
Author: Kumar Sambhav Shrivastava
The Union Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) has constituted a high-level committee to recommend within two months amendments in the country's five key environmental laws to "bring them in line with current requirements" and "objectives".
Will new minister Prakash Javadekar keep perpetuating a bad system or make a real difference for real change?
Author: Sunita Narain
Environmentalists are rightly alarmed that the NDA government is busy dismantling the environmental regulatory system in the country. Over the past two months, the media has reported that clearances for projects, from mining to roads, have been fast-tracked. While the website of the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MOEF) has not been updated in August, in the two months till July end, forest clearance was granted to over 92 projects,
It has little representation from outside the government
Author: Kumar Sambhav
The Supreme Court, on Monday, questioned the legality of the constitution of a National Board for Wildlife (NBWL) headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It has also restrained the board, which is the premier decision making body in the country on matters relating to wildlife, from taking any decisions till the next date of hearing.
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