Bhagirathi Eco-Sensitive Zonal Plan Gets Approval

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The Bhagirathi Eco-Sensitive Zone notification which covers an area of 4179.59 sq. kilometer was first issued by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change(MoEF&CC) on 18th December 2012 keeping in view the requirements of the local people without affecting their rights and privileges and also ensuring Eco-friendly development for their livelihood security.

The notification was subsequently amended on 16th April, 2018 in consultation with the Ministry of Road, Transport and Highways, GOI; Government of Uttarakhand and Indian Road Congress.

The Bhagirathi Eco-Sensitive Zone notification mandated the State Government of Uttarakhand to prepare ZMP to be implemented under the supervision of the Monitoring Committee.

The ZMP is based on watershed approach and includes governance in the area of forest and wildlife, watershed management, irrigation, energy, tourism, public health and sanitation, road infrastructure, etc.

In a review meeting of the CHAARDHAAM ROAD PROJECT in the State of Uttarakhand via Video Conferencing, Union Environment Minister, Shri Prakash Javadekar informed that the Bhagirathi Zonal Master Plan(ZMP) has been accorded approval by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change on 16th July,2020.

The approval of ZMP will give a boost to conservation and ecology of the area and also to undertake developmental activities as permitted under ZMP.

This is a ‘Press Information Bureau’ Feed; edited by Clean-Future Team

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