Counterview: “Industrial projects operating without environmental clearances to be legalised?

On March 14, 2017, India’s Environment Ministry released a revised final notification that will allow any project, even those who have been illegally operating, to apply for Environmental Clearances (EC). The notification would provide amnesty for actions such as illegal land grabs and environmental regulation violations and limit a community’s ability to hold businesses and those in power accountable.

In an article published on Counterview’s online site on March 27, 2017, Manju Menon and Kanchi Kohli, CPR-Namati Environment Justice Program staff members, break down the notification’s key impacts.

Read the full story on Counterview’s website here


March 28, 2017 | Manju Menon and Kanchi Kohli

Region: India