The Environmental Impact Assessment draft 2020 has been in the headlines for over a few days now and many people including the celebrities have urged to actively seek information about the draft and send in their concerns to the union government.
Recently Kollywood actor Karthi Sivakumar recorded his concerns over the draft of the Environmental Impact Assessment 2020 (EIA draft 2020). Thus releasing statements on the behalf of his Uzhavan Foundation. Karthi opposed the EIA draft 2020 issued by the Central Government.
The statements were started with a Thirukurral which meant that the Countries resources which are available to search are the best countries, whereas a country shouldn’t be searched by the people just to find its resources.
The statements included, that at present there are many laws and environmental policies which are already a pressure, causing damage and is a threat to the environmental, human, and animal habitat to a minimum extent. Amid these already existing pressure, the changes to the EIA draft 2020 has sparked concerns in the mind of people.
However, The statement pointed out that, setting up heavy industrial areas by destroying natural resources isn’t development and this endeavor will eventually dismantle the future of our generations to come and the democratically elected government shouldn’t do it all.
Changing and releasing the draft for a whole nation in English and Hindi alone isn’t the right way since everyone must know the draft by their native languages. While we are still fighting and struggling to lead a normal life with the pandemic Coronavirus, it isn’t necessary to pass this law by the central government.
It’s mandatory to bring the draft’s advantages and disadvantages to the attention of the public and demand a public debate so that the central government can withdraw the EIA draft 2020. And it was also mentioned to comment on their opinions regarding the draft before 11 August 2020, to the mail id [email protected]
Later Karthi, in the statements concluded urging the researchers and scholars to judge their views about the draft and bring about a change to the new draft.
— Actor Karthi (@Karthi_Offl) July 28, 2020