The ministry said that small-scale railway projects and under-25 megawatts capacity hydropower plants will no longer need the approval of the National Board for Wildlife.
Randeep Hooda shocked by environment ministry's decision; tags PM on Twitter
Mumbai - 04 Aug 2020 17:11 IST
In a recent decision, the environment ministry has said that small-scale railway projects, which involves construction of less than 20,000 square metres and under-25 megawatts (MW) capacity hydropower plants will no longer need the approval of the National Board for Wildlife, even if they are located within eco-sensitive zones.
Actor Randeep Hooda has reacted strongly to this move by the Indian government and has shared his dismay and shock on Twitter. “Another shocking decision. Now further convinced that ministry of environment, forest and climate change is a ministry which works for every other ministry, and not for environment and wildlife,” he tweeted.
The actor also tagged India’s prime minister Narendra Modi, environment, forest and climate change minister Prakash Javadekar and railway minister Piyush Goyal in the tweet.
Another shocking decision. Now further convinced that @moefcc is a ministry which works for every other ministry, and not for #environment & #wildlife. @narendramodi @PMOIndia @PrakashJavdekar @PiyushGoyal https://t.co/gdQGN4aVy3— Randeep Hooda (@RandeepHooda) August 4, 2020
Hooda is an ardent environmentalist, has been voicing his concern on various environmental issues over the years. This includes the Versova beach clean-up drive in Mumbai, which he has undertaken quite a few times. Even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the actor went ahead with his beach cleaning effort.
On the work front, Hooda’s last film was the Hollywood action thriller Extraction (2020). Also starring Chris Hemsworth, the film was released directly on Netflix in April this year because of the pandemic.
The actor is also playing a part in Mira Nair’s A Suitable Boy, a six-part BBC series, which began airing on Netflix in the UK on 26 July. It is unclear when it will begin airing in India.