• search
For Quick Alerts
For Daily Alerts

Environment laws being tweaked in favour of industry: Jairam Ramesh


Congress leader Jairam Ramesh accused the BJP-led government at the Centre on Saturday of "weakening and tweaking" the country's environment laws in favour of industry.

Jairam Ramesh

Ramesh, who was the minister for environment, forest and climate change from 2009 to 2011 in the UPA II government, alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not practise what he preached regarding environment conservation.

"The environment laws are being weakened every day. The ministry of environment has become a rubber stamp body. In the name of ease of doing business, environment laws are being tweaked in favour of industry," he said on the sidelines of a programme in Kolkata.

Praising the efforts of Indira Gandhi in environment conservation, Ramesh said she was a prime minister who walked the talk regarding environment conservation and included it in day-to-day governance.

"She spoke about environment conservation, climate change way back in 1972... The present Prime Minister does not walk the talk on environment conservation," he said.


For Daily Alerts
Get Instant News Updates
Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more