EAC Recommends the Great Nicobar Development Plan for EIA Study

Synopsis: The Environment Appraisal Committee has recommended the  Great Nicobar Development plan for grant of terms of reference for EIA studies. The committee also flagged a few critical concerns. Introduction  The Environment Appraisal Committee (EAC) had raised serious concerns about NITI Aayog’s ambitious project for the Great Nicobar Development plan. However, the EAC has also… Continue reading EAC Recommends the Great Nicobar Development Plan for EIA Study

Centre seeks to replace EIA rules, activists rise in protest

Central Government has released a draft rule which seeks to make changes in environmental approvals. The draft rules significantly dilute 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… Continue reading Centre seeks to replace EIA rules, activists rise in protest

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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

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