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#DraftEIA2020

EIA notification regulates the process of environment clearance for different projects. During lockdown, the Indian government came out with the draft Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) notification 2020 seeking to overhaul the norms governing the clearance process.

The draft came under severe criticism with experts and environmentalists alleging that it seeks to dilute the present laws. With storytellers like you, Let Me Breathe provided a platform for these views and reflections on the draft. We also shared a sample letter to ensure wider public participation and consultation before the changes are made. As a result,the Delhi High Court extended the period for giving suggestions till August 11.



Send a Letter to the Environment Ministry


Thousands of people have used this letter to raise their voice, urging the Ministry to relook at the notification and defer the process of public comments in the light of the COVID-2019 pandemic.

Sample Letter

Read what others are saying

Delhi HC seeks Centre’s stand on plea for 60 days extension to respond to translated draft EIA 2020

LMB Staff September 04, 2020 Read More

#SatyagrahaAgainstEIA2020: Citizens from across India Perform Environmental Satyagraha

Shubham Gupta August 26, 2020 Read More

'Satyagraha' Against Draft EIA Notification 2020

Aditya and Aman August 19, 2020 Read More

SC stays contempt plea in HC against Centre to publish EIA notification in 22 languages

Siya Bhatia August 13, 2020 Read More

17 lakh comments received on draft EIA notification 2020: Environment Ministry

LMB Staff August 11, 2020 Read More

Draft EIA 2020 not yet finalized; aims to bring violators under regulatory regime: Javadekar to Ramesh

Siya Bhatia August 08, 2020 Read More

ICYMI: EIA Deadline & Mumbai Monsoon

LMB Staff August 08, 2020 Read More

75 Youth Groups From Tamil Nadu Raise Their Voices in the #YouthAgainstEIA2020 Campaign

Karthik Gunasekar August 08, 2020 Read More

Law Students speak up against Draft EIA Notification 2020

LMB Staff August 07, 2020 Read More

How does the draft EIA 2020 affect the environment and us?

Anjali Dalmia August 06, 2020 Read More

What we achieved

Over 50 organizations, activists, experts wrote on letmebreathe.in, thousands of you used the sample letter. The deadline for filing comments and objections was extended till August 11.

There's more

If you have thoughts on the Draft EIA 2020, share them with the letmebreathe.in community. Add your voice and see it enable real action.