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Wednesday, 10 August 2022 12.40 AM IST

Eco-sensitive zone of 1 km essential near protected forest and national sanctuary, no mining or permanent structures within zone

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday directed that an eco-sensitive zone of 1 kilometre from the notified area in each protected forest and national sanctuary is essential.


The apex court further directed to not allow mining or permanent structures within the ecosensitive zone. The court was considering matters relating to ecological imbalance, protection and conservation of forests throughout the country, protection of wildlife, ban on the felling of trees, and falling of underground water levels.


The top court also said that the chief conservator of forests of each state shall make a list of subsisting structures under the eco-sensitive zone and submit a report within three months.

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