- Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
- Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.
Trishna Gas Project
What to study?
For Prelims and Mains: Trishna Wildlife Sanctuary- location, NBWL and issues related to Trishna Gas Project.
Context: The National Wildlife Board has given its approval for the Trishna Gas project of ONGC which falls in the Trishna Wildlife Sanctuary in the Gomati district of Tripura.
ONGC has discovered 10-12 gas bearing wells in the Trishna Wildlife sanctuary.
About National Wildlife Board:
National Board for Wild Life is a statutory organization constituted under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972.
It is an apex body to review all wildlife-related matters and approves projects in and around national parks and sanctuaries.
Composition: The National Board for Wild Life is chaired by the Prime Minister, Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change is the vice-chairman of the Board and the members include 15 non-government members, 19 ex-officio members and 10 government officials such as secretaries.
Facts for Prelims:
Trishna Wildlife Sanctuary: The Trishna Wildlife Sanctuary was established in 1988. The vegetation covers four broad categories of tropical semi-evergreen forest, the east Himalayan lower Bhanar sal, Moist mixed deciduous forest and the Savanah woodland.