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Supreme Court Eases Ban on Power Lines in Great Indian Bustard Habitat

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Source: Hindustan Times

 

Context: The Supreme Court has eased the ban on high-power transmission lines within the habitat of the endangered Great Indian Bustard (GIB) in Rajasthan and Gujarat.

  • This decision comes after the formation of an expert committee tasked with balancing conservation efforts and development goals.
  • The GIB, listed as Critically Endangered, faces threats including collision with overhead transmission lines, prompting conservation efforts amid a dwindling population.