Have you booked your home at Buf­fer Zone of Eco­nomic Sen­si­tive Zone?

Accommodation Times - - Editorial - By Dr San­jay Chaturvedi

Na­tional Wildlife Board’s (NWB) di­rec­tive of no con­struc­tion or in­dus­tries in a 10 km ra­dius of sanc­tu­ar­ies and na­tional park and as­serted that their bound­ary be treated as the eco-sen­si­tive area (ESA) with eco­nomic ac­tiv­i­ties should be banned up to 20 kms have given more com­pli­ca­tion than For­est Land is­sue. The En­vi­ron­ment and For­est Min­istry has de­cided to get re­ex­am­ined 650 na­tional parks and sanc­tu­ar­ies. But the or­der of NWB is still in off­ing and all the per­mis­sions within 10 kms of such sanc­tu­ar­ies ban any kind of con­struc­tion ac­tiv­i­ties. Goa and Sikkim al­ready ap­proached the min­istry and have got filed the ob­jec­tions to this ef­fect. But ma­jor ar­eas of Thane Ghod­bun­der Road, Kalyan, Dom­bivali, Shil phata, Un­dri in Pune and many part of Nashik are badly af­fected. Though rev­enue record may not show the such reser­va­tion but the rev­enue depart­ment and For­est depart­ment are pre­par­ing them­selves for ma­jor de­mo­li­tion drive in th­ese ar­eas.

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