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  • Questions on Renuka Dam

    Questions on Renuka Dam

    On 2 February, there were ecstatic news reports about how the latest decision of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) would ...

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  • A forest in limbo

    A forest in limbo

    In mid-December, the international environmental discourse was bustling with analyses of the good and the bad of the Paris climate ...

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  • Gaps in sand mining law

    Gaps in sand mining law

    The mining of sand and gravel has emerged as a major regulatory concern in the last decade, especially because of ...

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  • Return to Niyamgiri

    Return to Niyamgiri

    Niyamgiri is back in the news. That tired question, whether or not the bauxite deposits that lie underneath its forest ...

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  • Perils of quick approvals

    Perils of quick approvals

    It was with great pride that the Union ministry of environment’s achievement to reduce the time taken for environmental approvals ...

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  • Goodbye to POSCO

    Goodbye to POSCO

    In 2005, I began following the POSCO (Pohang Steel Company) story closely. The legislation for setting up Special Economic Zones ...

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  • Behind green messaging

    Behind green messaging

    Is it frustrating or simply boring to see newspapers filled with ‘Let’s plant a tree’ and ‘Save the environment’ ads ...

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  • Tracking sand mining

    Tracking sand mining

    The illegal removal of sand from riverbeds and beachfronts has triggered debate on the many legal challenges of regulating a ...

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  • EIA needed for real estate

    EIA needed for real estate

    Just 12 years after building and construction projects first came under the purview of the Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) regulation ...

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  • Strange green ideas

    Strange green ideas

    Will the Narendra Modi government’s flagship projects like Sagarmala — an ambitious port modernisation plan — and the interlinking of ...

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  • The biodiversity riddle

    The biodiversity riddle

    Is the law facilitative or regulatory? asks a representative. Regulatory, replies another, with conservation and sustainable use as its focus. Two ...

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  • Why 5 June is a pretence

    Why 5 June is a pretence

    It’s just gone by, 5 June or World Environment Day. Once again there were email alerts, text messages and announcements ...

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