State of India’s Environment 2021
Finding green sense in India’s new environmental regime
The new EIA draft notification leaves a lot of questions unanswered even as India is yet to receive a robust mechanism for performance monitoring …
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
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 …
Environment Impact Assessment: India needs to revamp its public consultation framework
The draft Environment Impact Assessment notification 2020 minimises public engagement. How do other countries go about it?
विकास परियोजनाओं पर होने वाली जनसुनवाई अब खत्म होगी?
केंद्र सरकार पर्यावरण प्रभाव मूल्यांकन प्रकिया में बदलाव कर इस प्रक्रिया को खत्म करने की तैयारी में है
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 measures
Draft EIA 2020 undercuts India’s biodiversity and climate goals
The proposal to weaken policies for environmental protection with the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) draft, 2020, has resulted in …
Draft EIA: SC rejects Centre challenge to Delhi HC translation order
The high court heard a petition asking the Centre to print the draft EIA notification in 22 languages mentioned in the Eight Schedule of the …
Draft EIA notification institutionalises 1 season data for baseline
Such data is needed for assessing impact of a project on the environment; experts fear Environment Impact Assessment studies will become …
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 Authorities
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
Centre delays Sethusamudram decision
Draft EIA 2020 notification: Moving beyond technical jargon
It is crucial to envision the EIA as anticipatory, participatory and systematic in nature and a process that relies on multidisciplinary input, …
Whose EIA draft is it anyway — people or project proponents?
The draft Environmental Impact Assessment reflects technocratic language, as it makes public consultation a tertiary issue and focuses on …
किसके फायदे के लिए हो रहा है पर्यावरण नियमों में बदलाव?
पर्यावरण प्रभाव आंकलन (ईआईए) 2020 अधिसूचना: क्या आपदा पूंजीवाद के दौर में अपने पर्यावरण को बचाने के लिए जनता संघर्ष करेगी?
Tribals voice protest against power project in West Bengal’s Ayodhya Hills
Villagers claim that the power project will destroy their forests and elephant habitats
EIA notification amended to bring small-scale mining under its ambit
The amendment will make environmental clearance compulsory for mining of minor minerals in areas less than or equal to five hectares
पर्यावरण प्रभाव आकलन का नया ड्राफ्ट जनविरोधी है: मेधा
पर्यावरण प्रभाव आकलन (ईआईए) 2020 अधिसूचना के ड्राफ्ट पर मेधा पाटकर से विशेष बातचीत
Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train: Why farmers call it unfair
From inadequate compensation to legal irregularities, here are the issues farmers and activists list while deeming the project unjust
नदियों के रास्ते जहाज, नदियों पर एक और हमला
प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी ने सोमवार को वाराणसी-हल्दिया वाटर हाइवे का उद्घाटन किया। यह परियोजना पहले से मरणासन्न नदियों की हालत बदतर ही करेगी
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 …
Environmental governance: India's changing scenario
The department of environment came into existence on November 1, 1980 followed by state departments
EIA notification 2020 in violation of FRA: Activists write to MoEF&CC
The provisions would adversely affect rights of forest dwellers and their right to minor forest produce
Environmental Impact Assessment: Why the govt needs to re-think its latest draft
The current EIA draft has severely diluted environmental protection, adding to the degradation of the environment; it can become an …