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Rahul Gandhi is alleging about the draft Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) 2020, brought up by Modi Government, will harm the Environment. These allegations are baseless as it is just another excuse for them to oppose on each and every decision made by the Govt.
#EIA2020
Read this thread to understand what is the major change that has been incorporated in the Draft notification and why was that required to be incorporated.
#EIADraft2020 #EIA2020 #EIAForGreenIndia #EIANotification
In a layman's words EIA, is a process to evaluate the environmental impact of a proposed project (be it railways, bridge, roads, buildings). A decision making tool whereby people’s views are taken into consideration for granting approval to any developmental project or activity
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What is wrong with #DraftEIA2020 ? (A point-wise thread).
This March the Government proposed a new EIA notification, which would supersede the EIA notification of 2006.
An EIA process firstly exists to protect the environment from industries which would irreparably harm it.
However, the proposed draft EIA 2020 is being called by experts as a 'compilation of violations'.
It dilutes several existing rules and safeguards.
It lays a foundation favourable to industries, injurious to wildlife and public health.
How exactly? Here are some salient points.
1. Post-facto approvals -

The draft has favourable provisions for projects which have been started illegally in protected areas, without permission or without following due process.

They could be appraised, approved later and allowed to continue.
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What is wrong with #DraftEIA2020 ? (A point-wise thread).
This March the Government proposed a new EIA notification, which would supersede the EIA notification of 2006.
An EIA process firstly exists to protect the environment from industries which would irreparably harm it.
However, the proposed draft EIA 2020 is being called by experts as a 'compilation of violations'.
It dilutes several existing rules and safeguards.
It lays a foundation favourable to industries, injurious to wildlife and public health.
How exactly? Here are some salient points.
1. Post-facto approvals -

The draft has favourable provisions for projects which have been started illegally in protected areas, without permission or without following due process.

They could be appraised, approved later and allowed to continue.
Read 14 tweets

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