December Newsletter

In this issue of the IndiaMatters UK newsletter IMUK NEWSLETTER_Dec_2018 : Unlawful Arrests - Why? .................................. 1 On 28 August 2018, five well-known lawyers, journalists and human rights defenders in India were arrested under anti-terror laws. Prominent citizens in India have protested including renowned historian Ramachandra Guha who described the arrests as a ‘witch-hunt’ and … Continue reading December Newsletter

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Experts welcome health assessment mandate for thermal power plant clearance

The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change has now made it mandatory for all new Thermal Power Plants in the India to comply with “Human Health and Environment” criteria as part of the mandatory clearance procedures. Through an Office Memorandum issued on 19th November 2018, the MoEFCC mandates that a baseline health status within … Continue reading Experts welcome health assessment mandate for thermal power plant clearance