Centre’s EIA draft harmful: Rahul

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 9

The Congress at present got here down closely on the brand new Environment Impact Assessment (EIA), 2020, draft the federal government has positioned within the public area for feedback with former get together chief Rahul Gandhi main the offensive.

Rahul mentioned the draft was “not only disgraceful, but also is dangerous”.

In a Facebook put up, Gandhi mentioned not solely did the draft have the potential to reverse many hard-fought positive factors received over time within the battle to guard the surroundings, however it might additionally probably unleash widespread environmental destruction and mayhem throughout the nation.

“According to our Swachh Bharat propagating government, if labelled ‘strategic’, highly polluting industries will no longer require EIA neither will highways or railway lines passing through dense forests and other eco-sensitive areas require clearances. This will result in massive hacking of trees, leading to destruction of habitats of thousands of endangered species,” mentioned Rahul. He mentioned the youth who’ve all the time been on the forefront of each battle to guard our surroundings should take up this trigger.

Begins ‘Rozgar Do’ drive

New Delhi: Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Sunday launched the Indian Youth Congress’ “Rozgar Do” marketing campaign whereby the opposition get together plans to assault the ruling BJP for failure to safe jobs and demand employment for crores of youth. Rahul mentioned, “When PM Narendra Modi assumed office he promised to give 2 crore jobs every year. The reality is his policies have resulted in the loss of 14 crore jobs. Demonetisation, flawed goods and services tax and lockdown have crippled the economic sector of India.”

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