Circumventing Environmental Regulations: Ganga National Waterway

Circumventing Environmental Regulations: Ganga National Waterway

The National Waterways Act, 2016 declared 111 rivers as National Inland Waterways. Even as these waterways open up for commercial shipping and navigation, and for interventions like dredging, river training, construction of terminals, and land acquisition, the legally binding regime of environmental clearance is evaded.
Shripad Dharmadhikary and Avli Verma elaborate in Economic and Political Weekly, February 23, 2019 Vol lIV No. 8.

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