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The State government has constituted a four-member committee for the final scrutiny of the amended ESA (Ecologically Sensitive Area) maps of the 123 villages demarcated by the High Level Working Gr

Drastic Reduction Seen In Areas Marked Eco-Sensitive By Kasturi Panel

The Kerala state diversity board has sent the areas-specific details of amended maps of villages classified as Ecologically Sensitive Areas (ESAs) as per the Kasturirnagan committee report to respective panchayats for suggestion and comments.

Stakeholders Can Make Comments And Suggestions

With the Union ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) releasing the draft notification regarding the Kasturirangan report on its website on Tuesday, the state government plans to follow suit by publishing area-specific details of the 123 villages marked as Ecologically Sensitive Areas (ESAs) by the end of this week.

The Kerala State Action Plan on Climate Change (SAPCC), to be taken up for implementation by the government this financial year, has recommended strict enforcement of the Coastal Regulation Zone (C

Biodiversity Board Will Fine-Tune ESAs: CM

Chief minister Oommen Chandy said on Tuesday that the state biodiversity board would begin the process of fine-tuning and implementation of ecologically-sensitive areas (ESAs) as per the guidelines issued in the draft notification by the ministry of environment and forests (MoEF).

The Kerala State Biodiversity Board will publish the details of plantations and human settlements in the 123 villages, excluded from Ecologically Sensitive Areas (ESA) limits.

Thiruvananthapuram: Accepting Kerala’s demand, the ministry of environment and forest (MoEF) on Tuesday issued an office memorandum on the Kasturirangan-led High Level Working Group (HLWG) report t

Sikkim has set for itself the goal of becoming an organic agricultural State by 2015 — but there are several challenges that it needs to overcome to see the shift, said an ecology expert from the H

Carries out inspection, calls for status quo until biodiversity of area is documented

The battle to save the low-lying field opposite the Colva Church from being filled up to build a playground has taken an interesting turn with the Goa State Biodiversity Board asserting that no decision to reclaim the area should be taken at any level until such time the biodiversity of the area is documented across seasons.

MP is the first Indian state to implement the Act and demand benefit sharing levy

In a bid to widen the net on imposing benefit sharing levy on corporate houses that use locally available bio-resources, the Madhya Pradesh state government is considering finer points of the State Biodiversity Act 2002.