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New Wetland Conservation Rules

Published on January 09, 2020
Current context: Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has notified the new Wetland Conservation Rules on 8th Jan 2020.
New Wetland Conservation Rules 
  • The rules prohibit setting up or expansion of industries and disposal of construction and demolition waste within the wetlands.
  • A wetland is a land area that is saturated with water, either permanently or seasonally, and it takes on the characteristics of a distinct ecosystem.
  • As per the new rule, each state and Union Territory will have to set up an authority that will define strategies for conservation of wetlands within their jurisdiction.
  • The Authority will prepare a list of all wetlands of the State or UT within three months from the date of publication of these rules.
  • It will develop a comprehensive list of activities to be regulated and permitted within the notified wetlands and their zone of influence.
  • The Ministry has also created a web portal for sharing information regarding the implementation of Wetlands Rules.

Question: 

Q.1 Choose the correct statement about wetlands?
  1. A wetland is a land area that is saturated with water, either permanently or seasonally
  2. It takes on the characteristics of a distinct ecosystem
a. Only 1
b. Only 2
c. Both 1 and 2
d. None of the above
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