Objectives & Functions

    • Prepare a comprehensive list of wetlands in the State.
    • Prepare list of wetlands to be notified under Wetland (Conservation and Management) Rules, 2017.
    • Recommend identified wetlands for regulation based on their brief documents
    • Prepare digital inventory of all wetlands and uploading them.
    • Develop comprehensive list of activities to be regulated and permitted within notified wetlands
    • Recommend additions to the list of prohibited activities
    • Define strategies for conservation and wise use of wetlands
    • Review integrated management plan for each of the notified wetlands
    • In cases where lands within boundary of notified wetlands or wetlands complex have private tenancy rights, recommend mechanisms for maintenance of ecological character through promotional activities
    • Identify mechanisms for convergence of implementation of the management plan
    • Ensure enforcement of Wetland (Conservation & Management) Rules 2017.
    • Coordinate the implementation of integrated management plans
    • Function as nodal authority for all wetland specific authorities within the State
    • Issue necessary directions for conservation and sustainable management of wetlands to the respective implementing agencies
    • Create awareness among local community about the importance of wetlands.
    • Advise on any other matter suo-motu, or as referred by the State Government.