Groundtruthing of Environmental Violations


(Krithika Dinesh) #1

Originally published at: Groundtruthing Environmental Violations in Chhattisgarh, India
Namati and the Centre for Policy Research are pleased to release the second report in their series on community-led groundtruthing exercises in India. The report, Closing the Enforcement Gap: Groundtruthing of Environmental Violations in Sarguja, Chhattisgarh, outlines how representatives from three villages in the state of Chhattisgrah in central India used the process of groundtruthing to establish that the felling of trees, water contamination, and dust pollution in their communities were the result of mining projects’ non-compliance with the law. It describes in detail how the communities systematically collected evidence and filed well-drafted complaints to the relevant institutions that could affect remedies. This process led to…

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