Infrastructure

Twin-tunnel link roads infrastructural project near Mumbai exempt from precautionary EIA study

Twin-tunnel link roads infrastructural project near Mumbai exempt from precautionary EIA study

September 6, 2021 at 5:31 pm 0 comments

Two key infrastructure projects – the twin-tunnel link roads between Goregaon-Mulund and Thane-Borivli – which will pass under the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP), are expected to begin construction within the next year. Both the projects have been exempted from carrying out a precautionary environmental impact assessment (EIA) study.

Beautiful scenery of Zero bridge with Himalaya mountain covered with snow in the background.

Clearance for Ujh dam deprives Jammu’s tribal community of their legal rights

September 6, 2021 at 9:55 am 0 comments

Two years after the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu & Kashmir, forest rights under Indian law are denied to its tribal communities. The initial clearance to drown forests for a prestigious Rs 9,167-crore dam in Jammu, for example, is a web of false official claims, ignoring the legal rights of pastoral communities whose homes and livelihoods the dam will destroy.