Question raised in Rajya Sabha on National Wetland Conservation Programme, 18/07/2016
Question raised in Rajya Sabha on National Wetland Conservation Programme, 18/07/2016. 115 wetlands in 24 States and two Union Territories are identified for conservation and management under the NWCP. The State-wise/year-wise list of these wetlands is given in Annexure-I. The State Governments undertake activities for conservation and management of wetlands funded under NWCP/NPCA through its concerned agencies. The Ministry and the State Level Steering Committees monitor the implementation/execution of the programme. The Government of India has notified the Wetlands (Conservation and Management) Rules, 2010 for regulating certain activities within wetlands. A Central Wetlands Regulatory Authority has also been constituted as per these Rules. Details of funds released to the State Governments during last three years and current financial year under the NWCP/NPCA are given in Annexure-II.