Draft Environment Impact Assessment Notification 2020
What is Environmental Impact Assessment?
Environmental Impact Assessment is the study which predicts the environmental, social and economic effects of a proposed industrial or infrastructural project. It prevents the proposed project from being approved without proper oversight or taking adverse consequences into account.
Nature strikes when it suffers
Each life on this Earth has a closely intertwined history with that of nature. The world of which we are a member is a dynamic, continuously changing natural system. Throughout human history, natural disasters such as earthquakes, tsunamis, typhoons, volcanoes, etc. have been recurring.
Loktak Inland Waterways Project
The Shipping Department has given approval under the centralized sector scheme for the construction of the Loktak Inland Waterways project in Manipur.
Muktoshri- Arsenic-Resistant rice
Context: Researchers in West Bengal have developed and commercialized a rice variety that is resistant to Arsenic and can be grown in areas with very high arsenic-contamination. Last year West Bengal issued a Gazette notification for the commercial use of “Muktoshri”.