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When wings were rightly clipped

When wings were rightly clipped

In his ET article, ‘The Need to Mope About Mopa’ (April 15, bit.do/eQG6s), NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant describes the Supreme Court’s suspension of the approval granted to build an airport in Mopa, Goa, as ‘unfortunate’. He goes on to state that the decision will be “irreparably harmful for investor confidence and foreign investment” and is a “dangerous precedent to set”. It is neither, and the court’s decision is welcome.

Read more at : https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/blogs/et-commentary/when-wings-were-rightly-clipped/

 

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India’s new National Wildlife Action Plan: lacking action and plan

India’s new National Wildlife Action Plan: lacking action and plan

India’s wildlife is in a crisis.  The crisis stems not just from traditional threats to wildlife such as deforestation, poaching, and habitat destruction, but also from a complete policy paralysis and governance failure with respect to the conservation of wildlife. The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) today functions with two part time ministers; the National Board for Wildlife has not met since the present government came to power and the success of the MoEFCC is judged by the number of Environmental and Forest clearances it has granted, therefore facilitating the ‘ease of doing business’. It is with the above background in mind that one has to look at the new National Wildlife Action Plan (NWAP) for 2017–31.   The question to ask is whether the new action plan will be able to achieve the goal of wildlife conservation in the currentera of ‘business above all’.

To read the full artilce please click on the link : https://www.currentconservation.org/issues/indias-new-national-wildlife-action-plan-lacking-action-and-plan/

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EPCA Was Specially Empowered to Deal With Air Pollution Crises. Is It Working?

EPCA Was Specially Empowered to Deal With Air Pollution Crises. Is It Working?

This is the first of a two-part analysis of the EPCA’s performance. The second part will be published tomorrow.

The National Capital Region is in a state of environmental emergency. For a purely winter phenomenon, air quality is way worse than is acceptable throughout the year.

Read in detail:https://thewire.in/government/epca-was-specially-empowered-to-deal-with-air-pollution-crises-is-it-working/amp/

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