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“Execution shortfalls in the EIA Rules 2006 have led to hefty burden of litigations, delayed completion of projects and financial losses for the project advocates in our country.” Discuss with pertinent examples.

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.

5. “Execution shortfalls in the EIA Rules 2006 have led to hefty burden of litigations, delayed completion of projects and financial losses for the project advocates in our country.” Discuss with pertinent examples. (250 words)

Reference: Indian Express 

Why the question:

The article presents to us the case of Kaleshwaram project and related green clearance and associated violation of laws.

Key Demand of the question:

Explain in detail the implementation issues associated with the EIA rules 2006 and its impact on various fronts.

Directive:

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Briefly explain what the EIA rules 2006 are.

Body:

Start with the definition of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA); it is a process of evaluating the likely environmental impacts of a proposed project or development, taking into account inter-related socio-economic, cultural and human-health impacts, both beneficial and adverse.

Take the case of Kaleshwaram project and explain in what way the project is a classic example of violation of Green laws.

Discuss how it impacts by burdening the courts, leads to incomplete projects or their delayed implementation etc.

Conclusion:

Conclude by suggesting the need to come up with a more stricter framework that ensures better and strict implementation of EIA rules in the country.

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