India, June 24 -- As many as a hundred environmental organisations and individuals wrote to Union environment minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday asking him to accept a CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) report that reviewed at least 200,000 comments received by the ministry on its draft environment impact assessment (EIA) notification 2020.

They wrote an open letter to the minister after reviewing a CSIR-NEERI (Centre's own research agency) report which concluded that the environment ministry should re-evaluate the draft EIA 2020 based on recommendations and excerpts of past reports of its own committees, judicial bodies, Cromptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG).

"It would be prudent to reconside...