New Delhi,, July 1 -- The Delhi high court on Tuesday extended the deadline for submission of public comments and objections to the draft Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) Notification, 2020, until August 11. It said the Union environment ministry did not address the court's query regarding "ambiguity" in its decision in May to extend the deadline till June 30.

"There is not a word (in the affidavit) on the ambiguity. Your reply is silent on the main point. We are, frankly, a little surprised at the obstinacy of the central government. The government is being obdurate in this matter," it said, referring to the ministry's reply to the court.

The draft notification was issued in March as part of the process to overhaul environmental reg...