The National Environment Assessment and Monitoring Agency: A Step Forward?
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.
Economic and Political Weekly, Vol XLVI no 38, 17 September 2011