New Environment Impact Norm

  • 06 May 2020

  • Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has released draft EIA notification.
  • It proposes an update to Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) notification of 2006.
  • The current EIA specifies a “minimum of 30 days” for people to respond. The draft EIA notification gives a “minimum of 20 days” of notice period.
  • It also requires that the public-hearing process be wrapped up in 40 days, as opposed to the existing norm of 45 days.