On March 12, 2020, the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEF&CC) published the draft Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) notification on its website for public feedback. Over the last few months, the draft has received more than 1.7 million comments, protests and suggestions, making it one of the most contested pieces of potential legislation in recent times.
A comprehensive investigation by Down To Earth pegs this new notification as another effort Ð among many -- to dilute the provisions of the EIA process. In fact, the 2020 notification is being viewed as simply an effort to contribute to the so-called ease of doing business; it does not have a place for either public scrutiny or public participation.
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