Wildlife board holds virtual meet-THE HINDU-09-04-2020
I chaired the meeting of standing committee of NBWL through videoconference and approved wildlife clearance for a number of developmental projects by 11 States,” it read. Projects that encroach into forests or protected reserves require NBWL nod as part of the government’s environmental clearance process. Projects are appraised at a State level and then subsequently presented to a large committee of wildlife experts, the Chief Wildlife Wardens of States, top officials in the Union Environment Ministry and Forest Ministry and, the Environment Minister. Plans to hold a videoconference were announced on March 11, a note from the Environment Ministry’s Wildlife Division says.