Must to Know for Environmental Protection- Expected Questions for 2017 (Download PDF)

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We will be covering the important questions and topics for competitive examinations for 2017 related to environment, biodiversity, ecosystem and related policies. As per video tutorials and lectures at Youtube@Examrace

Expected Questions on Environment and Biodiversity Part 1

Dr. Manishika Jain in this video covers a variety of topics which are important for 2017. These include the expected questions on environment and biodiversity.

National Offshore Wind Energy Policy

  • Aim: To promote electricity generation from offshore wind mills in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ)
  • Nodal Ministry: Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE)
  • Nodal Agency: National Institute of Wind Energy
  • Set up of offshore wind power projects and research and development activities, in waters, in or adjacent to the country, up to the seaward distance of 200 Nautical Miles (EEZ of the country) from the base line.
  • It would help us achieve the target of 60, 000 mw of wind energy by 2022
  • Large Power Plants with capacity up to 1000MW could be built with no need for diversion of land

Coastal Regulation Zone Notification, 2011

  • It gives powers to States to check commercial development along coasts
  • Protection of livelihoods of traditional folk communities
  • Preservation of coastal ecology
  • Promotion of economic activity that have necessarily to be located in coastal regions

Mithivirdi Nuclear Power Plant in Bhavnagar: Got coastal regulatory zone (CRZ) nod from Union Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change (MoEFCC)

Shailesh Nayak Review Committee: Relaxes curbs on coastal zone constructions

  • Give greater powers and responsibilities to coastal states to regulate development, maintain and conserve ecologically fragile zones
  • Local town planning regulations be preferred over CRZ restrictions

Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZs)

  • CRZ I –Ecologically Sensitive - National parks/marine parks, sanctuaries, reserve forests, wild habitats, mangroves, corals/coral reefs – B/w HTL & LTL, no new construction except by Dept. of Atomic Energy and Pipelines
  • CRZ II –Developed Areas - Built up cities and towns
  • CRZ III –Undisturbed Areas - Rural areas (No devlopement zone 200 m HTL)
  • CRZ IV -12 nautical miles into the sea

Expected Questions on Environment and Biodiversity Part 2

Dr. Manishika Jain in this video covers a variety of topics which are important for 2017. These include the expected questions on environment and biodiversity.

- Published/Last Modified on: April 2, 2017

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