(Department of Environment, Forests & Wildlife)

New Delhi, the 17 th May, 1988


S.O. 488M(E)- In exercise of the powers conferred by section 23 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 the Central Government hereby delegates the powers vested in it under section 5 of the Act to the State Government of Maharashtra subject to the condition that the Central Government may revoke such delegation of powers in respect the State Government 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.

[No. 1(38)/86-PL]

T.N. SESHAN, Secy.

Source: Gazette No. 255 dated 17-5-88.