TOI Nagpur_March 17 2018

2017 Supreme Court Direction

In 2017, the Supreme Court directed that the Government obtain ‘brief documents’ for the 2,01,503 wetlands listed within India, from respective State Governments. In line with that spirit, the State Government of Maharashtra launched a mobile application on World Wetland Day (February 2 2018), with the objective of creating a database on all wetlands. Such a database would help monitor their destruction and thereby facilitate conservation of wetlands across the state. An obvious need was to set up a sub-system to enable gathering of such data accurately & methodically.

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