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National Plan for Conservation of Aquatic Ecosystems (NPCA)

National Plan for Conservation of Aquatic Ecosystems (NPCA) was launched by UPA Government in 2013 by merging two erstwhile schemes viz. National Lake Conservation Plan (NLCP) and National Wetlands Conservation Programme (NWCP) to run a single integrated programme for 12th plan. The idea was that a single programme would help promote better synergy and avoid […]

Draft Wetland Rules, 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. Background There are over 27000 wetlands in India […]