Chandra Bhushan

Chandra Bhushan is one of India’s foremost public policy experts and the founder-CEO of International Forum for Environment, Sustainability & Technology (iFOREST).

Chandra Bhushan

India needs a new EIA law

This article originally appeared on Times of India. The Draft Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) notification 2020 has become a hot potato for the ministry of environment, forest & climate change (MoEF&CC). First, the Delhi high court overruled the ministry’s decision on the time limit for public comments and increased it till August 11. Then, in …

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Over regulation will not solve plastic waste problems

This article originally appeared on The Times of India. An oft-repeated saying in India is that our environmental laws are good, but their implementation is poor. I have always disagreed with this simply because the primary reason for a law’s poor implementation lies in its flawed design. Most environmental laws in India are designed using …

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Environment needs technology and innovation

This article originally appeared on Civil Society. It is not common to find a hard-nosed environmentalist with a fan following in the boardrooms of corporations. Chandra Bhushan is one such. As the leader of the Green Rating Project at the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), Bhushan held an unwavering mirror to the standards of …

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Single-use plastics: A roadmap to eliminate this menace

This article originally appeared on Financial Express. Even after enacting four major legislations in the last 20 years, we have not been able to eliminate even one single-use plastic product. I am glad that the Union government didn’t announce any ban on single-use plastic products on the October 2, 2019. It is not that I …

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