Prepare plan for protection of the Great Indian Bustard: NGT

Centre told after plea on high mortality rate

September 06, 2019 10:59 pm | Updated September 07, 2019 07:33 am IST - New Delhi

  Images for Great Indian Bustard Feature    GIB- Dr Ajit Deshmukh

Images for Great Indian Bustard Feature GIB- Dr Ajit Deshmukh

Noting the high mortality rate of the Great Indian Bustard, the National Green Tribunal has directed the Centre to prepare a time-bound action plan within two months for protection of the birds.

A Bench headed by NGT chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel also constituted a joint committee comprising officials of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Ministry of Power and Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.

The committee was asked to prepare an action plan for the implementation of suggestions put forth by the Wildlife Institute of India (WII).

The WII in its report also said steps should be taken to reduce poaching of the specie and other wildlife in the Thar landscape.

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