Recommendations of Gadgil panel - Environmental ecology and Climate Change

Q.  Consider the following statements related to recommendations of Gadgil panel

1. Mining is prohibited in zone 1 and zone 2
2. No river project is allowed in zone 1 and zone 2
3. New Power plants are not allowed in zone 1 and zone 2
4. Polluting Industries are allowed in zone 3 with with strict regulation and social audit.
5. Allow New mining license only IF scarce minerals not available on the plains in zone 3

Which of the above statements are correct?

- Published on 05 Jun 15

a. 1,2,3,5
b. 2,3,4
c. 1,3,4,5
d. All

ANSWER: 1,3,4,5
No river projects higher than 3 meters is allowed in Zone 1 while in zone 2 river projects not higher than 15m is allowed. Any height for river project is in zone 3 allowed but with detailed environmental impact assessment.

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