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Supreme Court Bans Mining Along Kaziranga National Park

The Supreme Court has banned all mining activities along the Kaziranga National Park and catchment area of rivers originating in Karbi Anglong Hills in Assam.
Supreme Court Bans Mining Along Kaziranga National Park

Details:

  • The ban was ordered as per the recommendations of the Central Empowered Committee (CEC).
  • Mining was continuing in the Karbi Anlong hills despite the Supreme Court ban in 1996 and in violation of the Forest Conservation Act, 1980, resulting in environment degradation and habitat destruction in an important elephant and tiger habitat.
  • Supreme court has also banned new construction activities on private lands which form part of the nine identified animal corridors.

About the Kaziranga National Park:

  • Kaziranga National Park is located in the Golaghat and Nagaon districts of Assam.
  • It was established in 1908.
  • It is being declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in the year 1985.
  • It is home to world's largest population of Indian one-horned Rhinoceros.
  • It is also a tiger reserve and has a very high density of population of tigers.
  • It is spread across the floodplains of the Brahmaputra River.

Question:

Q. The Supreme Court has banned all mining activities along which national park and catchment area of rivers originating in Karbi Anglong Hills in Assam?
a. Jim Corbett National Park
b. Dudhwa National Park
c. Kaziranga National Park
d. Ranthambhore National Park
Supreme Court Bans Mining Along Kaziranga National Park Supreme Court Bans Mining Along Kaziranga National Park Reviewed by Neha Verma on April 18, 2019 Rating: 5

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