India’s Narendra Modi government is flouting restrictions across a wide range of industries, ignoring pollution and despoliation in favor of economic development, and causing increasing concern among environmentalists, green groups say. The business establishment, disenchanted with the previous Congress-led government for its attention to green restrictions in Asia's third largest economy, helped Modi triumph in the electoral race. It is now keen that Modi focus on rebooting the economy as he had promised in the runup to elections, even if such progress occasionally comes at a cost to the country's environment.

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