Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 15 July 2022
- Draft norms for Western Ghats
- The ideals of complete justice and Personal liberty
The latest draught notification on Ecologically Sensitive Areas (ESA) in the Western Ghats from the Union Environment Ministry is facing stiff opposition in Karnataka.
The Ministry of Environment, Forests, and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) issued a draught notification designating large portions of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, and Maharashtra as eco-sensitive areas. Karnataka, with 20,668 square kilometres of notified areas in the Western Ghats, is the largest of these states. In Karnataka, there is strong opposition to this notification.
GS Paper 3: Environmental impact assessment
Explain the significance of India’s Eastern Ghats. Suggest actions that can be taken to protect the region’s biodiversity. (250 words)
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India’s top court cannot be seen to be helpless when faced with issues of individual liberty. ‘In certain rare situations, the judiciary could still act as a determined umpire who checks the executive’s excesses.
GS Paper 2: Separation of powers between various organs, functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary.
The functional overlap of government organs undermines the principle of separation of powers. Comment (150 words)
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