Will drastically affect industries and individuals: Karnataka HC pulls up Centre for not issuing Draft EIA Notification in local languages

The Court was of the view that considering the prevailing COVID-19 situation, the Centre ought to have come out with an extension of time for filing objections against the Draft EIA notification.
Draft EIA notification
Draft EIA notification

The Karnataka High Court on Thursday pulled up the Central government for not issuing the Draft Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) notification in vernacular languages (United Conservation Movement Charitable and Welfare Trust(r) v. Union of India).

This direction came in a plea highlighting the fact that there was severe lack of publicity of the Draft EIA notification issued on March 23. As of now, the last date for submitting objections is August 11.

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