I am reading up on Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs). I have learned that for every project an EIA is to be done after a careful assessment which includes screening, scoping, impact prediction, assessment of alternatives, public hearing, environment management plan, monitoring the clearance conditions.
However, I'm confused by this information from the book that I am reading:
Hon’ble Supreme Court of India has directed all manufacturers/dealers of Delhi-NCR ( National Capital Region ), selling diesel cars with engine capacity 2000cc and above, to pay 1% Environmental Protection Charge ( 1% of Ex-Showroom price of the vehicle ).
If efforts have been put into clearing a project to develop, why would the government now collect such a charge above the taxes that the company is already liable to pay?