Environmental Governance and Policy

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5th July, 2014

Is There a Case for an Environmental Regulator?

Shibani Ghosh

Introduction

One stated agenda of the new government is a commitment to addressing business concerns by smoothening the path to environmental clearances for projects and lowering transaction costs. The Supreme Court had earlier directed the central government to set up an environmental regulator at the state and at the centre. But do national and state regulators provide an effective alternative to the current institutional structure?

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