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'Green norms okayed to insulate wildlife from infra projects'

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Environment Ministry has approved "eco-friendly" guidelines to reduce impacts of infrastructure projects on wildlife, the Lok Sabha was informed today.

"Yes, the Environment Ministry has approved 'ecofriendly measures to mitigate impacts of linear infrastructures on wildlife' guidelines framed by the Wildlife Institute of India (WII), Dehradun," Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan said in a written reply.

He said these guidelines provide standard template on structural and non-structural measures for mitigating the impact of roads, railway tracks and power lines on wildlife, including birds.

He said that the department of revenue in the Finance Ministry has notified the Tribunal, Appellate Tribunal and other Authorities (Qualification, Experience and Other Conditions of Members) Rules 2017.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Tue, July 25 2017. 21:28 IST