Public Hearings

Waste-to-Energy project expansion in the Aravallis and a farcical public hearing

Waste-to-Energy project expansion in the Aravallis and a farcical public hearing

September 11, 2021 at 7:48 am 0 comments

Gaurav Vivek Bhatnagar | The Wire Science New Delhi: A number of environmental groups have raised objections to the Haryana Government’s push to a waste-to-energy (WTE) project at the Bandhwari landfill site in the Gurugram Aravalli. While questioning the need to expand the project from 15 MW to 25 MWRead More

Dilutions in the Coastal Zone Regulation Notification allow for developmental projects in “wastelands” of coastal villages

Dilutions in the Coastal Zone Regulation Notification allow for developmental projects in “wastelands” of coastal villages

September 1, 2021 at 1:34 pm 0 comments

Meenakshi Kapoor | IndiaSpend.com The Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change made key dilutions in the law that regulates land use along India’s coastline after its draft was closed for public input, an IndiaSpend investigation shows. These dilutions in the Coastal Regulation Zone Notification, 2019, allowed for future easing of building restrictions in coastalRead More

Blanket clearance for another category of mining projects

Blanket clearance for another category of mining projects

August 31, 2021 at 3:36 am 0 comments

The Centre is bent on diluting the public hearing process that is so central to assessing the environmental impact of industrial projects.

‘Public hearings’ in the green clearance process have been reduced to a farce

‘Public hearings’ in the green clearance process have been reduced to a farce

August 30, 2021 at 11:57 am 0 comments

In the name of “strategic importance”, the Executive can now exempt any project from public consultation, thereby frustrating the whole objective of Environmental Impact Assessment.

The case of the missing ‘public’ in the draft EIA 2020

The case of the missing ‘public’ in the draft EIA 2020

August 29, 2021 at 9:07 am 0 comments

Pranav Narsaria | Down to Earth While the entire world is coping with the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, our government is trying its best to finalise that the Draft Environmental Impact Assessment Notification 2020 (Draft EIA 2020). In this article, I will attempt to show the sheer disregard the governmentRead More

Reflections on EIA 2020

Reflections on EIA 2020

January 18, 2021 at 12:27 am 0 comments

Courtesy: Impact & Policy Research Institute (IMPRI) The Center for Environment, Climate Change and Sustainable Development (CECCSD) at Impact and Policy Research Institute (IMPRI), New Delhi, and the Department of Energy and Environment at the TERI School of Advanced Studies (TERI SAS), New Delhi, with the India Water Portal asRead More