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  project name ~ RTI Clearing House project

category ~ Right To Information (RTI)




  Project Name


RTI Clearing House project






Right To Information (RTI)







  Budget Approved


Rs 256300


  Year Approved







  Chapter Coordinators


Narayan Vaidyanathan


Bay Area









Kalpavriksh proposes to build a clearing house to collate and disseminate information they collect through RTI for Environment related issues.

Kalpavriksh and several other groups have been using the Right to Information Act to gather critical information related to environment law, policy and its implementation. Through the process of their engagement with the RTI Act they have managed to get some critical and timely information related to forest and environment clearances of development projects. This when shared with partner groups has generated a lot of informed advocacy. The RTI clearinghouse will have a person who would systematize already collected information and disseminate it through the web and through post (on request). At the same time the person will collect and collate current and critical information related to the environment, forest and wildlife related issues. The clearinghouse will also advocate with the government for greater suo moto disclosure of information about environment issues.





So far they have collected some information for an AID Austin project (compliance and monitoring), Campaign for Env. Justice and so on. More information to be hosted as we received updates.





To collect information through RTI, systemetize this information and make it available through Web and by postal mail on request. They will also publicize the web source among their network of partners and NGOs.



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