EIA 2020

  The indian Government issued the first environment impact  Assessment  EIA  notification in the year 1994 under the Environment protection act ,1986 (EPA). This notification was replaced by amended draft in 2006   which still valid .The union Ministry of  Environment , Forest climate change has proposed a new draft notification  of EIA  to amend  the EIA  notification 2006  with aim to increase the productivity  and availability of  a few drugs. It has invited comments from public  regarding it . The last date of adding comments was 30th june , but it extended to  August 11,2020.

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The draft EIA notification 2020  re categories  all the projects or activities  related to the production of bulk drugs and  intermediates for several ailments  from category A to B2 category . This project can seek clearance that violates the Environment (protection) Act 1986( EPA). It exempts various projects from the EIA including the strategic projects labeled by Government , national highways and inland waterways projects.

Environment Impact Assessment is a process that assesses the effect of newly  proposed industrial or infrastructural projects on the Environment. It prevents  approval and initation of any project without proper supervision.It  identifies and evaluate environmental, social , economic impacts of projects. Predicts environmental consequences of projects  . Ensure environmentally sound and sustainable development .

A pil is filed by united conservation  Movement charitable and  welfare trust  seeking to translate  the draft in all 22 regional languages  mentioned in the eighth schefule of the Indian constitution. Pil also seeks to extend the last date of receiving comments to December 31 ,2020.

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