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#Thread How a weak EIA affects the fragile #Himalayan ecosystem? Missing from mainstream discussions, #mountains need a strong EIA policy. Sharing our first case study (with @ReDraftEIA2020) on rampant limestone and chromite mining in Mizoram.
Over a period of last 3-5 yrs, the hill state of #Manipur has witnessed a steep increase in state-sponsored #mining activities for #limestone and #chromite. The state has been assessed to be holding large reserves of these minerals. #DraftEIA2020 #HimalayanWatch
Further, the NDA govt's Act East policy has given a huge thrust to industrial activities in the entire NE region. In Manipur, several private and government players are now operating for mining of limestone and chromite minerals. The issue is, most of them are flouting EIA norms!
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#Thread - Uttarakhand HC passed a strong-worded order on Monday against the state govt for allowing the Auli Wedding by Gupta Brothers last year. We analyze the order, see what are the key takeaways & way ahead suggested by the court! #HimalayanWatch
@nivedita_Him @OmairTAhmad
High Court was disposing of the last year's PIL filed by Kashipur based Lawyer, Rakshit Joshi. A division bench of Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia and Justice Ramesh Chandra Khulbe delivered the ruling on 27 July. PIL stated that the wedding was in violation of environmental norms.
The biggest takeaway from Monday's order was: HC has directed the state govt to setup a committee to examine whether there is a need to identify biodiversity heritage sites in the hill state? If yes, the identification of sites shall be undertaken as per sec 7 of Biodiversity Act
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Plastic waste is growing at a rapid rate. With cities being flooded with single-use plastic, Himalayan region is facing a similar crisis. A quick look at where all the Himalayan states stand with respect to plastic waste management. Follow this #TwitterThread!
@WasteAid @aplastic_planet @WorldResources @Anoopnautiyal1 @down2earthindia @CPCB_OFFICIAL @icimod @IMI_Info The estimated plastic waste generation in #ArunachalPradesh is approx. 3787 T/Y during 2018-19. There are no plastic manufacturing or recycling units in the state. There is a partial ban on the use of plastic carry bags in East Siang, Tawang, Leparada Changlang, Kameng & Tirap.
@WasteAid @aplastic_planet @WorldResources @Anoopnautiyal1 @down2earthindia @CPCB_OFFICIAL @icimod @IMI_Info @ChintanIndia #HimachalPradesh: The estimated plastic waste generation is approx. 3672 T/A during 2018-19. Statewide ban on plastic carry bags. Door to door waste collection system & the collected plastic waste utilized in WTE plants, road construction & co-processing in cement kilns.
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