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Over 30% of India’s protected area has been covered under the final ecologically sensitive zone (ESZ) notification, the Environment Ministry informed the Lok Sabha.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Eco-Sensitive Zones, 28/06/2019. As on 25.06.2019, Final ESZ Notifications covering 316 Protected Areas and Draft ESZ Notifications covering 199 Protected Areas have been published by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MEF&CC). State-wise details of ESZ is annexed at Annexure 1.

Gurgaon: Green activists are up in arms over the district administration’s nod to the Global City project which, they allege, has been given without the necessary environmental clearance and despit

MoEF&CC given one month to hand over details

PANJIM: The Goa government has urged the Union Ministry for Environment and Forest (MoEF) requesting an almost 50 per cent reduction in the total area identified as Eco-Sensitive Areas (ESA) along

The High Court in April last year had restrained the government from issuing any final notification in this regard.

GUWAHATI: Mining permissions granted without required approvals, unscientific mining and lack of a mechanism to ensure compliance with environmental safety standards.

They have alleged destruction of eco-sensitive wetlands and mangroves in Navi Mumbai Special Economic Zone (NMSEZ) in Uran, Navi Mumbai.

Centre presses states to trace Eco-Sensitive Areas in meeting

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Umashankar Patwa & Others Vs Union of India & Others (Earlier titled as D.K. Joshi Vs. Union of India & Ors.) dated 09/04/2019. The question for consideration is whether Hindustan Institute of Technology & Management, Agra (HIT) and Anand Engineering College, Agra (AEC) are within the Wildlife Sanctuary notified by the State of Uttar Pradesh as “Soor Sarovar Bird Sanctuary” vide Notification dated 27.03.1991 in District Agra, under Section 18 of the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972.

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