MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT & FORESTS
(Department of Environment, Forests & Wildlife)
New Delhi, the 22 nd September, 1988
S.O. 881(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 Governments of Goa and Jammu & Kashmir subject to the condition that the Central Government may revoke such delegation of powers in respect of all or any one 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. 749 dated 22-9-88.