Policemen try to get people off the road following an explosion at an oil well in Baghjan, Assam. India may be climbing the global rankings on the ease of doing business, but its environmental protection record remains dismal. ( Photo: AFP)
9 min read . 31 Aug 2020
- India’s environmental clearance process is riddled with delays. Will proposed reform make it better or worse?
- The new relaxations appear to tilt the balance in favour of project promoters. The most significant change is the legitimization of post-facto clearance after ecological damage is done