State-wise details of Eco Sensitive Zones (ESZs) as on 28.06.2019

State-wise details of Eco Sensitive Zones (ESZs) as on 28.06.2019

(a) As on 25.06.2019, Final ESZ Notifications covering 316 Protected Areas and Draft ESZ Notifications covering 199 Protected Areas have been published by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MEF&CC). State-wise details of ESZ is annexed at Annexure 1.

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(b) The Notification provides for prohibition ofmining, stone quarrying and crushing units located within one Km. of Protected Areas.Also, in absence of ESZ Notification, anarea of 10 Km around the Protected Areas is considered as default ESZ as per the directions of Hon’ble Supreme Court.

(c) The Eco-Sensitive Zones (ESZs) are Notified under section 3 (v) of the Environment (Protection) Act 1986 and Rule 5 Sub Rule (viii) & (x) of the Environment (Protection) Rules 1986.
(d) The Notification provides for preparation of ZMP by the State Government, inter alia providing for identification of the catchment areas of all natural water bodies/springs and plans for their conservation and rejuvenation.
ANNEXURE-I

LOK SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO- 1311 DUE FOR REPLY ON 28.06.2019
State wise status of Eco-Sensitive Zones (PAs) as on 25.06.2019
Sl. No. State Total no. of PAs Notifications Issued
Draft Final
Total no. of PAs covered in Notifications
1.
Andhra Pradesh 15
3
6
9
2.
Andaman & Nicobar 105
0
100
100
3.
Arunachal Pradesh 13
8
1
9
4.
Assam 23
11
1
12
5.
Bihar 13
3
10
13
6.
Chhattisgarh 14
8
2
10
7.
Chandigarh
2
0
2
2
8.
Dadra Nagar Haveli
1
0
1
1
9.
Daman & Diu
1
0
0
0
10.
Delhi
1
0
1
1
11.
Goa
7
0
7
7
12.
Gujarat 27
5
21
26
13.
Haryana 11
1
9
10
14.
Himachal Pradesh 34
26
7
33
15.
Jammu &
Kashmir
19
4
0
4
16.
Jharkhand 12
11
1
12
17.
Karnataka 32
13
18
31
18.
Kerala 23
22
0
22
19.
Lakshadweep
1
0
0
0
20.
Madhya Pradesh 35
8
23
31
21.
Maharashtra 54
7
29
36
22.
Manipur
7
0
6
6
23.
Meghalaya
6
1
2
3
24.
Mizoram 10
5
2
7
25.
Nagaland
4
0
0
0
26.
Odisha 20
7
9
16
27.
Punjab 14
0
13
13
28.
Pondicherry
1
0
0
0
29.
Rajasthan 29
9
7
16
30.
Sikkim
8
0
8
8
31.
Tamil Nadu 32
19
4
23
32.
Telangana 12
7
5
12
33.
Tripura
6
2
1
3
34.
Uttar Pradesh 26
9
11
20
35.
Uttarakhand 13
6
2
8
36.
West Bengal 20
4
7
11
Total 651
199
316
515
The above statement was submitted by Ministry of Environemnt, Forest and Climate Change  of undermentioned Lok Sabha Question:-

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF ENVIRONEMNT, FOREST AND CLIMATE CHANGE

LOK SABHA 
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 1311 TO BE ANSWERED ON 28.06.2019

Eco-Sensitive Zones

1311. SHRI RAJESHBHAI CHUDASAMA

Will the Minister of ENVIRONMENT, FOREST AND CLIMATE CHANGE be pleased to state:

  • (a) the State-wise details of Eco Sensitive Zones (ESZs) which have been created around National Parks, as per the directives of the Supreme Court
  • (b) the details of certain conditions specified by the Supreme Court in this regard;
  • (c) the steps taken by Government to ensure/maintain the sanctity of ESZ around National Parks; and
  • (d) whether permission is required to be taken to alter or terminate water bodies or watersheds around ESZ and if so, the details thereof?

 ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT, 
FOREST AND CLIMATE CHANGE
(SHRI BABUL SUPRIYO)

As above
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