India’s Environmental Impact Assessment Process & Failure to Protect the Yamuna River from the Thirst of Development
The Environmental Impact Assessment Notification of 2006 (amended in July 2004 to incorporate new and expansion/modernization projects; originally enacted in 1994) under the Environment (Protection) Act of 1986 requires that a scheduled list of projects and activities must provide for public consultations and receive prior environmental clearances from the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), the environmental arm of India’s Central Government. However, there are blatant loopholes in this spineless attempt to prioritize the welfare of the environment over the continuous blossom of construction for the sake of economic development.
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Professor Svitlana Kravchenko has written a memorandum on access to information laws, especially dealing with access to environmental information. The memorandum is a pointer to the state of the art in access to environmental information laws.