CAG's petition to conduct Public Hearing in Tamil Nadu

Fri, 23/11/2018 - 12:42

Recently, the government of Tamil Nadu petitioned Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister- Environment, Forests and Climate Change, seeking exemption from the Public Hearing process for a few categories of projects. Public Hearing is, by far, the most institutionalised platform that people have, to voice their views on issues concerning them and the environment. And yet, the government wants to do away with it. Here is our request to the Environment Minister asking him to disregard this request from the Tamil Nadu government, which is seeking to disregard the voice of the people.