Environment | Magazine Articles | VOL. 8, ISSUE 46, January-February 2008 |

Environmentally Sensitive Areas

The Department of Environment, set up in 1980 and subsequently upgraded to Ministry of Environment and Forests serves as a nodal unit for planning and protection. Other government departments like Archaeological Survey of India, Anthropological Survey of India, Botanical Survey of India, Zoological Survey of India are also engaged in environmental protection and preservation work in tandem with the Ministry. A map of India, shows eco-sensitive zones , both natural and industrial. However, heritage sites, forests, national parks, biosphere reserves,...

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