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MoEF, Wildlife Board to denotify 400 ha of forest

DNDEL9410 | 9/14/2017 | Author : Nikhil M Ghanekar | WC :212 | India



Initially opposed by the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA), the National Board for Wildlife (NBWL) has recommended denotification of 409.88 hectare of forest from the buffer area of Ranthambore National Park (RNP) for ACC Limited’s mining project.
The decision to denotify was taken even as the matter is sub-judice before the National Green Tribunal. NTCA had opposed the denotification on grounds that it would affect dispersal of tigers to neighbouring areas, affecting their genetic diversity and had instead suggested mining for a period of eight years. This solution was acceptable to former environment minister, Late Anil Dave.
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