Protected forests should have 1 km eco-sensitive zone, no mining in national parks: Supreme Court

The Court also held that activities currently going on in ESZ limits can continue only with the permission of the Chief Conservator of Forests.
Supreme Court
Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Friday mandated that every protected forest should have a 1 kilometre eco-sensitive zone (ESZ) where no developmental work shall be allowed, and any work underway in such areas can continue only after obtaining permission from the concerned State's Chief Forest Conservator [TN Godavarman Thirumulpad vs Union Of India & Ors].

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