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  • Press Releases 28-09-2017

    • Chandigarh, Sept 28 – Haryana Government has, on the pattern of Central Government, decided to constitute a Standing Committee of State Board for Wildlife under the chairmanship of Forests Minister, so that the proposals for development works don’t get delayed as the State Board for Wildlife is not able to meet very frequently. For this, suitable provision would be made in the State Wildlife Rules.
    • A decision to this effect was taken in the 4th meeting of the State Board for Wildlife held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal, here today.
    • It was informed that the State Board for Wildlife was an apex body in the State constituted under Section 6 of the Wildlife (Protection) Amendment Act, 2002. The Board considers proposals for development works requiring diversion of forest lands falling under the national parks, wildlife sanctuaries and eco-sensitive zones. If any area of the national park, wildlife sanctuary or eco-sensitive zone is to be diverted for developmental project, it requires the approved of State Board for wildlife before it goes for consideration to Standing Committee of National Board for Wildlife chaired by the Central Forest Minister. Earlier such cases at the Central Government level were going to National Board for Wildlife under the chairmanship of Prime Minister. 
    • In the meeting, the Board cleared 9 out of 10 proposals that came up for consideration. Most of the proposals pertained to Public Works (Buildings and Roads) Department. 
    • Others present in the meeting included Minister of State for Forests, Mr. Karan Dev Kamboj, MLA, Yamunanagar, Mr. Ghanshyam Dass, Additional Chief Secretary (ACS), Public Works (Buildings and Roads) Department, Mr. Alok Nigam, ACS, Environment, Mrs. Dheera Khandelwal, Principal Secretary, Forest and Wildlife, Mr. S.N. Roy, Principal Secretary, Social Justice and Empowerment, Mr. Ashok Khemka, and Principal Chief Conservator of Forests and Chief Wildlife Warden, Mr. Gulshan Ahuja.

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