Bootleggers and baptists in conservationism3 min read . Updated: 13 Jan 2015, 06:18 PM IST
India needs to design its environmental policies carefully. These should address genuine concerns without killing economic growth
Much has been made of the present government’s policies to ease environmental clearances in order to promote industrial development. Opponents of the government’s policies note that the government is opening up possibilities of large-scale and long-lasting environmental damage by speeding up clearances. The government in its defence has countered that environmental regulations had effectively become a proxy for stopping industrial and developmental activity, and had been hijacked by vested interests.
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