Environmental Governance and Policy

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23rd September, 2011

The National Environment Assessment and Monitoring Agency: A Step Forward?

Shibani Ghosh

Introduction

The Ministry of Environment and Forests’ initiative to set up an independent environmental regulator is a positive one and acknowledges the problems in the current system of regulations. Yet, a perusal of the proposal suggests that it has a number of limitations and therefore has to be rejected. But it is equally important that viable alternatives to the proposed agency are actively constructed.

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