EIA draft have to be withdrawn to cease ‘environmental destruction’: Rahul


New Delhi, August 10

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Monday stepped up his assault on the Centre over the draft setting affect evaluation (EIA), saying it have to be withdrawn to cease “environmental destruction”.

Gandhi alleged that the goal of EIA 2020 draft was clear — “loot of the nation”.

“This (EIA) is another dreadful example of what the BJP government has been doing for its select suit-boot ‘friends’ who loot the resources of the country,” Gandhi alleged.

“EIA 2020 draft must be withdrawn to stop #LootOfTheNation and environmental destruction,” he tweeted.

The draft EIA notification, which entails the process of issuing environmental clearances to numerous tasks, was issued by the Environment Ministry in March and public strategies had been invited.

The Environment Ministry had earlier mentioned it might not lengthen the deadline for folks to provide strategies and opinions past June 30 however later gave time until August 12.

On Sunday, Gandhi had urged folks to protest the brand new EIA 2020 draft, saying it was “dangerous” and, if notified, the long run penalties can be “catastrophic”.

In a Facebook submit utilizing the hashtag ‘WithdrawEIA2020’, Gandhi had slammed the federal government over the EIA, 2020, draft, saying it was not solely “disgraceful”, however “dangerous”.

“Not only does it have the potential to reverse many of the hard fought gains that have been won over the years in the battle to protect our environment, it could potentially unleash widespread environmental destruction and mayhem across India,” he had mentioned. PTI



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