Submission to the High-Level Committee constituted by the Environment Ministry

In August, 2014, the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change constituted a High-Level Committee to review five major environmental statutes, and invited public comments.

Dhvani Mehta, Senior Resident Fellow and Yashaswini Mittal, Junior Research Fellow, made written submissions in November 2014 to the Committee on strengthening the existing Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process. 

They recommended consolidation of amendments to the EIA Notification, a principled basis to determine when the EIA process ought to be triggered, as well as the adoption of strategic environment assessment for government plans and policies. The submissions can be accessed here