Anatomy of legalising violations: Examining Environment Ministry's policy of post facto approvals

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On March 14th 2017, the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change passed a notifcation which allowed violators of the Environmental Impact Assessment Notifcation of 2006 to apply for post-facto enviornmental clearance. Several such applications were made between March 2017 and June 2017. This working paper by @krithikadinesh and @kanchikohli analyses these applications and attempts to find certain trends in the same. The paper will be updated as more data is collected over the next few months.

The link to the working paper is available at: http://cprindia.org/news/6339

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