Amendments to EIA NOTIFICATION, 2006

News: Ministry of Environment,Forest and Climate Change, has made an amendment to EIA Notification 2006 to fasten availability/production of various drugs against COVID-19. Facts: All projects or activities in respect of bulk drugs and intermediates, manufactured for addressing various ailments, have been re-categorized from the existing Category ‘A’ to ‘B2’ category. Projects falling under Category… Continue reading Amendments to EIA NOTIFICATION, 2006

New environment impact norm cuts time for public hearing

News: Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has released draft EIA notification. Facts: It proposes an update to Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) notification of 2006 The current EIA specifies a “minimum of 30 days” for people to respond. The draft EIA notification gives a “minimum of 20 days” of notice period.  It also requires… Continue reading New environment impact norm cuts time for public hearing

New environment impact norm cuts time for public hearing

News: Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has released draft EIA notification. Facts: It proposes an update to Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) notification of 2006 The current EIA specifies a “minimum of 30 days” for people to respond. The draft EIA notification gives a “minimum of 20 days” of notice period.  It also requires… Continue reading New environment impact norm cuts time for public hearing

Centre seeks to replace EIA rules, activists rise in protest

Central Government has released a draft rules which seeks to make changes in environment approvals.The draft rules significantly dilutes the process through which projects are granted environmental clearances. The existing Environment impact assessment(EIA) rules,2006 governs green clearance for all varieties of tasks such as mining, infrastructure, thermal, hydro, irrigation and industries – across the country.… Continue reading Centre seeks to replace EIA rules, activists rise in protest