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MoEFCC: Draft Environment Impact Assessment Notification,2020- Issues of Scoping

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Rajesh Deoliya [rajeshdeoliya@gmail.com]

In formulating the draft Environment Impact Assessment Notification (EIA),2020,the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC), Government of India states that the directions of high courts and National Green Tribunal (NGT) has helped in realizing necessary environmental safeguards by assessing environment impacts due to the proposed projects, that require Prior Environment Clearance at the planning stage itself, the Central Government seeks to make the process more transparent and expedient through implementation of online system, further delegations, rationalization, standardization of the process, etc.; However, para by para perusal of the draft EIA notification,2020 illustrates that MoEFCC is easing out process of grant of environmental clearance and becoming industry friendly, but in doing so it is also compromising the environmental concerns. There are many such areas in this draft notification where this can be seen.…

Rain Water Harvesting : Dewas Model (MP) by IAS UMAKANT UMRAO

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Rain Water Harvesting: A Solution to Water Problems

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20062020 Rajesh Deoliya [rajeshdeoliya@gmail.com]

The inconsistent rainfall patterns, increasing temperature conditions coupled with other factors like increasing population, change in Land Use and Land Cover are some of the core issues in the water scarcity in most of the part of country. The Hydrological cycle is a complex cycle where any change/modification regionally or locally affect the availability of water at regional and local level. In India south west monsoon is the main contributor of water. About 80% of the rainfall in India occurs during the four monsoon months (June–September) with large spatial and temporal variations (i.e variant as function of time) over the country. Such a heavy concentration of rainfall results in a scarcity of water in many parts of the country during the non-monsoon period. A data compiled by Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI), Government of India indicate that per capita water availability in year 1951 was 5178 m3 per ye…