Draft EIA needs relook, State tells Centre

The Hindu | Aug 11, 2020 at 8:26 PM
  • Kerala has asked the Centre to reconsider some of the key suggestions in the draft Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) 2020 notification as its sweeping proposals had the “potential for considerable negative consequences” on environment protection and conservation.
  • If the consultation period is reduced, tribal and local communities will find it difficult to voice their concerns through their representatives in a short span on time.
  • The State contended that prior environment clearance shall be made mandatory for all mining projects of area between 2 ha and 100 ha.