Ministry of Environment

National Wildlife Action Plan for 2017-2031

May 3, 2016

In the first week of February 2016, the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MOEFCC) had come up with a draft third National Wildlife Action Plan for 2017-2031. This plan was drafted by a 12 member committee chaired by JC Kala, a former secretary to the...

River Regulation Zones (RRZs)

April 16, 2016

In the first week of February 2016, the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MOEF & CC) has come out with a draft notification for River Regulation Zones where it proposes to prohibit or regulate developmental activities on riverfronts and floodplains. The draft notification has been...

Draft Wetland Rules, 2016

April 16, 2016

On 31 March 2016, the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFF & CC) has released the Wetland (Conservation and Management) Rules, 2016. The government has invited comments of all stakeholders by June 6, 2016. Once notified, the draft rules will supersede the 2010 Wetland Rules....

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