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  Project Name

 

Proposing a Discussion Paper for a new EIA Law

  NGO

 

Environment Support Group

  Category

 

Environment

  District

 

Bangalore

  State

 

Karnataka

  Budget Approved

 

Rs 384000

 

  Year Approved

 

2009

 

 
 
 
 
 

  Photographs

 

  Chapter Coordinators

 

Dushyant Sethi
Chetana Kulkarni

 

College Park
Dallas

 

  Caption

 

 

 

  Summary

 

 

An initiative to Reform Environmental Decision Making processes in India by proposing a Discussion Paper for a new EIA Law

 
 

  Achievements

 

 

ESG believes this to be an unique opportunity to intervene and develop a new Environment Impact Assessment Act that includes provisions for the establishment of the Environment Protection Authority. Such a legislation could work in conjunction with various environmental and forest clearance legislations such as the Forest (Conservation) Act, Forest Rights Act, Wildlife Protection Act, Water and Air Acts, Coastal Regulation Zone Notification and under the overall supervision of the umbrella Environment Protection Act. Further, this offers a rare opportunity of correcting the total lack of involvement of local governments in environmental decision making. Our proposal is that when enacting an EIA Law, it could include specific provisions of implementing the provisions of the Panchayat Raj and Nagarpalika Act, especially the 11th and 12th Schedules, that mandates involvement of local governments in matters relating to environment and forest conservation. In effect what we are proposing is that the new EIA Law, and the EPA constituted under it, should be able to synergistically work with the overall administrative and decision making structures developed in various legislations over time.

 

  Goals

 

 

Submit a discussion paper for a new EIA law

 
 

  


 
 
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