Consider the following statements:

  1. Eco sensitive zones in India are notified under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986
  2. Eco-sensitive zone could go up to maximum of 10 Kms around a protected area

    Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [A] 1 Only

First statement is correct. Second statement is incorrect because in case of places with sensitive corridors, connectivity and ecologically important patches, crucial for landscape linkage, even area beyond 10 Kms width can also be included in the eco-sensitive zone.

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