Eco-Sensitive Zone (ESZ) : Centre to reconsider ESZ notification
- Recently, the Union Govt. has agreed to reconsider the
December 18, 2012 eco-sensitive zone (ESZ) notification.
- Thje zone consists of
a 100-km stretch of the Bhagirathi from Gaumukh to Uttarkashi- covering an area
of 4,179.59 sq km- was to be declared as eco-sensitive.
- A team headed by Uttarakhand Chief Secretary N. Ravi Shanker
met Nripendra Misra, Principal Secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, requested
the Centre to withdraw the ESZ notification.
- The delegation also raised the issues of stalled
hydroelectric power projects in the State.