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Review of green laws - An unequal battle

The new government wants to loosen environmental regulations to favour industry, but at what cost? The review of green laws by the high level committee has set the ground rules for an unequal battle between environment and development.



>An unequal battle

India’s environment laws are many, some of them enacted after Supreme Court judgments, bitter struggles or major disasters such as the Bhopal gas tragedy. The main thrust of the law is to protect natural resources and people’s rights with a regulatory mechanism, and not give a free hand to the industry.

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>30 years after the Bhopal gas tragedy

After all these years, has anything changed in India with regard to adoption of environmental safeguards before promoting industries and related projects? More important, what is the fate of the victims of polluting industries?

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>Disasters in the making

Recent incidents of 'natural' disasters and their impact can be traced to negligence of environmental concerns

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