Despite Punjab's insistence, UT has decided to stick to its decision to have 2.23 to 2.75 kilometers eco-sensitive zone around its wildlife sanctuary.

If it was the presence of leopards in Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary three years ago, the growing number of peacocks in and around Chandigarh has surprised the wildlife department, which is conducting a

In a significant development, the UT Administration today agreed to reduce the stretch of the eco-sensitive zone (ESZ) around the Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary to less than 2.5 km.

The UT has to declare and submit the report on the ESZ to the Ministry of Environment and Forests before May 15. Today, in the meeting chaired by UT Administrator Shivraj V Patil, the UT officials discussed as to in how much area around the sanctuary developmental activities should be prohibited. Initially, the officials were of the view that the developmental activities in the 3-km area around the sanctuary should be regulated, but today the officials agreed to declare less than 2.5-km area as the eco-sensitive zone.

The UT Administration has finally given its nod to the eco-sensitive zone around Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary. The decision was taken at a meeting of officials chaired by UT Adviser KK Sharma. The decision was hanging fire for the past two years following differences between various departments.

Recently, the Ministry of Environment and Forests had extended the deadline from February 15 to May 15 as the UT Administration failed to declare the eco-sensitive zone on time.

A survey of the Sukhna Lake catchment was conducted today to find ways of saving the lake from drying up.

The Punjab and Haryana High Court today made it clear that the Tata Camelot Housing Project coming up in Punjab’s Kansal village could proceed further only after grant of clearances, sanctions, per

With summer approaching, the UT Administration has swung into action to save the drying out Sukhna Lake. For this, Chandigarh’s tertiary water supply would be used to fill the lake.

To negate the Punjab government’s claim that no part of the catchment area falls within the jurisdiction of Punjab, Advocate Tanu Bedi, amicus curiae in the public interest litigation (PIL) pertain

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