14 Nov 2022 06:23 PM

Forest Minister Vishwajit Rane has opposed draft notification of the ecologically sensitive area by center. Vishwajit said government won’t accept this draft notification and will write to center to exclude Goan villages from this draft notification.

 The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change had reissued the draft notification of the Ecologically Sensitive Area in Western Ghats.

The Centre has notified 46,832 sq. km area spread across Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu. Forest Minister Vishwajit Rane said Karnataka has already opposed this draft notification and Goa on the lines of Karnataka will oppose it by writing to Union Minister Bhupendra Yadav in coordination with Chief Minister.

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