EIA

The Draft EIA Notification, 2020: Progressive or Regressive

After the Bhopal Gas Tragedy, India came up with the Environment Protection Act, 1986, the provisions of which provided for the EIA norms. The norms provide a list of development projects which need a mandatory environment clearance before they can undertake their activities. The Government had recently proposed the 2020 draft EIA notification. The author through this piece deliberates upon a holistic view of the existing EIA regime and critically analyses the draft EIA notification, 2020. Furthermore, the author highlights the need to strike a balance between environmental protection and economic development. Continue reading The Draft EIA Notification, 2020: Progressive or Regressive

ACCESS AND BENEFIT SHARING MECHANISM: A Theoretical Framework

by Advocate Jayanta Boruah Biodiversity, in a general sense, means the variety of living species. It plays a significant role in the survival of the entire ecosystem. Biodiversity covers a complex and wide range of different living species, right from single-celled micro-organisms to complex large organisms. It even includes atmosphere, hydrosphere and lithosphere. Humanity got nourished in the laps of Nature, which includes biodiversity as … Continue reading ACCESS AND BENEFIT SHARING MECHANISM: A Theoretical Framework