Ministry of Environment supports exemption of Environmental Clearance for the National Waterways Project; Orders of the National Green Tribunal disappoint

The National Green Tribunal and the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change are two important institutions in India which are responsible to safeguard the environment and for ensuring environmental justice. However, both the Tribunal and the Ministry of Environment have been ineffective in ensuring that the ongoing National Waterways projects apply for environmental clearance. […]

Amravati Capital City Project stalled, yet concerns over National Waterway-4 continue

Government of India has withdrawn its request from the World Bank for financing the Amravati Capital City Project. The recently released Inspection Panel report by the World Bank (dated March 23, 2019) confirmed that the request was withdrawn to save itself from the investigation which could present the environmental and social violations associated with the […]