Comments on the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Approvals for the Redevelopment Projects in New Delhi

13 August 2018

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) granted approvals for the redevelopment of several government colonies in the National Capital Region. The move sparked public protests and debate over various reasons related to environmental justice and degradation. 

In a letter to the MoEFCC, Manju Menon and Kanchi Kohli shed light on the serious violations and lacunae in the Ministry’s grant of the environment clearances for the redevelopment of four GPRA (General Pool Residential Accommodation) colonies in New Delhi. Their comments can be accessed here.

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