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Jairam Ramesh convenes Parliamentary Standing committee meeting to discuss EIA 2020 notification


Senior Congress leader, Jairam Ramesh, has called a meeting of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Science & Technology, Environment, Forests and Climate Change — a committee he chairs — to discuss the controversial draft EIA 2020 notification. The meeting is to be held on August 7.

The notification, which proposed to ease many rules relating to getting environment approvals for projects, has been much criticised for what is seen as disregard for environment. The draft notification is open for public comments till August 11.

Letter to Javadekar

Jairam Ramesh, a former environment minister himself and a former negotiator at international climate talks ...


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