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Centre supporting states for conservation of lakes: Govt in LS

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Centre has been supporting all state governments for conservation of identified lakes and wetlands in the country on cost sharing basis, was informed today.

Prakash Javadekar said the Environment Ministry has been supplementing efforts of the state governments under the scheme of National Plan for Conservation of Aquatic Eco-systems (NPCA) for conservation of identified lakes and wetlands in the country on cost sharing basis between the central and state governments.


Speaking on behalf of Environment Minister Anil Dave, Javadekar said no proposal has been received for conservation of Vellayani lake in under the scheme NPCA.

The state bio-diversity board has informed that they submitted a concept note for conservation of Vellayani lake in Thiruvananthapuram as a biodiversity heritage site under the Biodiversity Act 2002.

"As per the Act, the concerned state governments have been empowered to notify in consultation with local bodies, areas of biodiversity importance in their states as biodiversity heritage site," he said during Question Hour.

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First Published: Tue, March 21 2017. 13:13 IST
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