Wetland Management – States to Play a Greater Role

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  • Existing regulatory framework on wetlands across the country has been revised by the Union Government.
  • This move will enable State Governments to play a greater role in wetland management.
  • The Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said that water and land are State subjects.
  • To ensure wise use and conservation of wetlands, he said, the State Governments were to play a greater role.