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High level committee on environmental laws not consultative, say lawyers and environmental groups

Source: Economic Times, Date: October , 2014

The high level committee constituted by the ministry of environment, forests and climate change to review environmental laws and regulations will reportedly now review the Indian Forest Act 1927, in addition to five other environmental laws. The committee set up in September, headed by TSR Subramaniam, former cabinet secretary held meetings with individuals and environmental organisations on Tuesday and Wednesday in Delhi where experts were asked to comment on the Indian Forest Act as well. The committee's mandate was to review the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986, Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974, Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 and submit their report within two months.

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