New Delhi, August 10
Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar today dismissed as “immature and untimely” protests and criticism against the draft Environment Impact Assessment notification 2020, saying that it was “only a draft and not the final notification”.
“The draft will be finalised after taking into considerations in suggestions and comments received,” Javadekar said amid growing clamour against the contentious draft and a
very public to and fro between him and former Union Minister Jairam Ramesh on the issue.
Javadekar said those who were protesting had taken bigger decisions in their regime and without public consultation. “The protest is unnecessary and premature. We will consider all those suggestions and then will come out with a final draft,” he said.
Ramesh again accused Javadekar of “misrepresenting the implications and impacts of the notification”. According to him, the Parliamentary Standing Committee of which he is the Chairman has been “inundated with requests from various stakeholders to give them an opportunity to present their views. — TNS
71 assembly segments of the state’s 243 constituencies voted...
Some opposition parties had urged the poll panel to postpone...
Defence minister addresses top commanders of Army
Situation across the border is generally stable: Foreign Min...
The cash, in crisp Rs 2,000 and Rs 500 notes, was found stas...