Aaranyak, a non-profit non-government organization that has been working for biodiversity conservation in the Northeast for the last three decades, has expressed concern and

provided comments on the Draft Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) Notification 2020.

A letter containing the details of Aaranyak’s observation and humble submission have been submitted to the concerned authorities.

We have realized that certain provisions included in the draft EIA 2020 might lead to the undoing of what the legislature have been trying to achieve over the years through various acts.

Such provisions as flagged by Aaranyak, may make way for loss of biodiversity, pollution of air, water and soil, overexploitation and depletion of natural resources among others and also stand to dilute the rights of local, indigenous and tribal people.

Aaranyak has placed its concerns and suggestions pertaining to a total of 12 clauses of the draft EIA Notification 2020 and drawn its views from the perspectives of the Northeast.

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