MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT & FORESTS
(Department of Environment, Forests & Wildlife)
New Delhi, the l4 th April,1988
S.O.289(E)-In exercise of the powers conferred by section 23 of the Environment (Protection)Act,1986 the Central Government hereby delegates tile powers vested in it under Section 5 of the Act to the State Government of Meghalaya, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh subject to the condition that the Central Government may revoke Such delegation of powers in respect of all or any one or more of the State Governments or may itself invoke the provisions of section 5 of the Act, if in the opinion of the Central Government such a course of action is necessary in public interest.'
Source: Gazette No.205 dated 14.4.88.