The Prakash Javadekar-led environment ministry told the Delhi high court that it couldn't verify the authenticity of the translations, and that this may lead to 'confusion and complications'.
Eight months before it scrapped the 2018 Corporate Environment Responsibility guidelines, the union environment ministry defended them strongly in the Delhi High Court arguing that they were needed for the protection of the environment.
EIA 2020: Modi Govt Gave Itself More Time For Internal Consultation On Draft Law Than It Gave Citizens, Documents Show
Opinions from ministries helmed by cabinet minister Nitin Gadkari were sought 10 days after the deadline for public consultation about draft EIA 2020 passed, without setting any specific date for their replies.
Everyone from real estate lobbies to a former BJP MP from Gujarat got a say in the drafting of the proposed new green law, claims the PIL filed in the Karnataka High Court
The Centre on Saturday moved the Delhi HC for a review of its direction to publish the draft EIA in 22 languages.
Contrary to public perception, web portals which were blocked during the campaign against the EIA 2020 on the direction of entities linked to the Narendra Modi government, continue to be under police lens.
Experts highlight that the booklet, released by Prakash Javadekar, speaks against the principle of coexistence and talks about “restricting elephants in their natural habitats.”
In an op-ed published in 'The Hindu', the Congress President said EIA will "unleash unprecedented devastation on our environment".
In an appeal filed in the Supreme Court, the environment ministry claimed it cannot conduct public consultation for a proposed new law for environment clearance in regional languages as it could create hurdles in the government's regular functioning.
In a written statement to the court, the environment ministry mentioned its past communication with state governments and state-level green agencies about an older version of the proposed EIA law 2020 to claim that it gave the latest draft 'wide publicity'.
The website www.fridaysforfuture.in was blocked after environment minister Prakash Javadekar complained that his email was getting multiple emails mentioning EIA 2020.
The new law restricts the scope of Corporate Environment Responsibility in line with the real estate lobby's demands, letting developers avoid mandatory payments for some activities that address environmental damage.
The specific terms of reference and objectives approved by the two ministers for an expert committee working on drafting India’s new law for environment clearances resulted in controversial provisions being added to its draft, official documents show.
The Public Interest Litigation has sought extension of time for public consultation about the draft EIA notification till September 30 citing lockdown restrictions.
Javadekar Overruled His Own Officials, Cut Short Window For Consultation To Push Controversial Environmental Law
Javadekar's decision lends credence to claims that the Narendra Modi government is evading public scrutiny of its actions by using the coronavirus lockdown to ram through controversial dilutions to an important environmental law, documents accessed under RTI show.
Many people are now using the incident to propagate anti-Muslim hate. It started with a comment by BJP MP Maneka Gandhi.
Union ministers took more offence to Sonia Gandhi's press conference than to the death and destruction caused by rioters in the capital.
Prakash Javadekar’s reasoning is one among many that BJP leaders have cited for their defeat. Amit Shah admitted that hate speech like 'goli maaro' shouldn't have been made during the campaign.
Prakash Javadekar had said on Friday that there were not studies done in India to prove air pollution affected the health of people.
Prakash Javadekar denied involvement of the Modi government in the sedition case and called it 'falsehood' by the 'tukde tukde' gang.