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The Geospatial Information Bill will deal a body blow to environmental democracy in India | Scroll

It violates the right to access environmental information, and contradicts existing government policies that encourage the sharing of data. The draft  Geospatial Information Regulation Bill 2016 , which places severe restrictions on the acquisition, use and dissemination of geospatial information, has attracted sharp criticism for its potential to  obstruct technological innovation. An equally damaging effect that the Bill might have is to hinder independent environmental