DRAFT OF EIA IN 22 LANGUAGES

The title of the writ petition is Vikrant Tonga Vs UOI. In this plea, the court handling a revision petition which stated that to extend the deadline for seeking public comments in the draft of EIA.

The bench of justices in the Delhi High court and the submission made by the ASG who is appearing for the Centre.

The court awarded a further time to make a draft policy of EIA in 22 vernacular languages.

The court furthermore instructed the Ministry of Environment, forests, and climate change to translate the draft policy of EIA at least for which is available in the 7th schedule of the Indian Constitution.

As of 30th July 2020, the draft policy of EIA was translated into 3 languages. The court recommended that it need a furthermore public consultation process. And the matter will be heard on Oct 21.

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