Relocation of people from protected areas

Environment, Forest and Climate Change

RAJYA SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION No. 3246 TO BE ANSWERED ON 23.03.2020. Relocation of people from protected areas 3246. DR. AMAR PATNAIK: SHRIMATI VANDANA CHAVAN: Will the Minister of ENVIRONMENT, FOREST AND CLIMATE CHANGE be pleased to state: (a) number of persons relocated from Critical Wildlife Habitats and Core and Buffer Area of Tiger Reserves and number of persons provided with livelihood, as per Section 38V of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 during the last five years and current year, State-wise and year-wise; (b) funds released and utilised for relocation of people from protected areas during the last five years and current year, State-wise; and (c) number of proposals involving diversion of land under protected areas received and number of proposals given environment clearances during the last five years and current year, including area of land diverted, State-wise and year-wise? ANSWER MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT, FOREST AND CLIMATE CHANGE (SHRI BABUL SUPRIYO) (a) &(b) The details of relocation of villages from National Parks and Sanctuaries, other than Tiger Reserves is at Annexure-I. The details of village relocation from the Tiger Reserves as per Section 38 V of the Wild life (Protection) Act, 1972 is given at Annexure-II. The details of funds for relocation of people for the same during the last 5 years and current year is given at Annexure-III. (c) The Standing Committee of National Board of Wildlife considers proposals involving diversion of land in National Parks, Sanctuaries and Tiger Reserves. The details of proposals received and recommended by the Standing Committee of National Board for Wildlife, during the last five years and current year is given at Annexure-IV.