Insights into Editorial: In reverse gear: on draft EIA notification

  Background for the present Environment Impact Assessment (EIA): A signatory to the Stockholm Declaration (1972) on Environment, India enacted laws to control water (1974) and air (1981) pollution soon after. But it was only after the Bhopal gas leak disaster in 1984 that the country legislated an umbrella Act for environmental protection in 1986. …

Understanding Environment Impact Assessment (EIA)

Rishave Verma ENVIRONMENT Understanding Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Recently the Ministry of Environment and Forest granted environmental clearance to POSCO’s Steel plant, while rejected the proposal of Vedanta’s Bauxite mining projects. What was the procedure and why one was granted clearance while the other was not? What is their relation with the Environmental Impact Assessment? …