Ministry of Environment
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 ministry. The draft contains detailed recommendations to be ..
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 sent to all the state governments to obtain ..
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. Background There are over 27000 wetlands in India ..