Parliamentary committee begins discussing EIA draft despite NDA members’ objections -Manoj CG

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published Published on Aug 8, 2020   modified Modified on Aug 8, 2020

The Indian Express

The BJP-NDA members, while underlining that environment is an important issue, are learnt to have suggested that the committee can discuss the final draft once it is released.

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Science and Technology, Environment, Forests and Climate Change began discussing the draft Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) 2020 notification despite objections raised by some BJP-NDA members at a meeting on Friday. The ruling alliance members, it is learnt, argued a discussion is not needed since it is just a draft notification which will undergo changes.

The BJP-NDA members, while underlining that environment is an important issue, are learnt to have suggested that the committee can discuss the final draft once it is released. They also pointed out that Hindi copies of the draft notification were not made available to them.

Jairam Ramesh, chairman of the committee, however, managed to get the discussion going, suggesting the panel was not going to give a report or recommendation immediately and that the members should hear the ministry representatives who had come to brief them.

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The Indian Express, 8 August, 2020, https://indianexpress.com/article/india/parliamentary-committee-begins-discussing-eia-draft-despite-nda-members-objections-6545219/


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