GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT, FOREST AND CLIMATE CHANGE
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 1325
TO BE ANSWERED ON 30.07.2018
Ecologically sensitive zone around Kali Tiger Reserve
Will the Minister of ENVIRONMENT, FOREST AND CLIMATE CHANGE be pleased to state:
a) whether the Central Government is aware that Karnataka Government is reducing the Ecological Sensitive Zone (ESZ) around Kali Tiger Reserve (Anshi-Dandeli) from 1,201.94 sq.km. to 312.52 sq.km.;
b) if so, the steps Central Government is taking to ensure that the Karnataka Government does not reduce the area of ESZ as prescribed in the Central Government Notification in 2016?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT, FOREST AND CLIMATE CHANGE
(DR. MAHESH SHARMA)
a) No proposal has been received by the Ministry from the State Government of Karnataka to this effect.
b) Question does not arise.