for running a campaign to withdraw the EIA draft 2020 along with raising awareness about environmental injustices

Initiative: Withdraw Draft EIA Notification 2020
Organization: Let India Breathe
Twitter: @LetIndBreathe
Location: Maharashtra, India

Withdraw EIA Notification 2020 initiative tackles the Draft EIA (Environment Impact Assessment) Notification 2020 released by The Environment Ministry (MoEFCC) allowing for significant changes detrimental to both, the environment and democracy during a global health crisis and a national lockdown. The primary vision of the initiative is to challenge the proposed changes, inform and mobilise the public, and hold the Ministry accountable until the draft incorporates more inclusive and sustainable measures.

By connecting with researchers, environmentalists, lawyers, concerned citizens and people from vulnerable communities, Let India Breathe created awareness, shared verified information, and provided a means of citizen intervention by setting up an email campaign being promoted across all social channels.

The initiate — #WithdrawEIA2020 encouraged over 5 lakh e-mails to the Ministry, continued discussions for 6 months, and inspired others to open their portals with similar content.