The Home Ministry has decided to relax the six-decade-old Protected Area Permit regime from Nagaland, Mizoram and Manipur for five years. Foreign tourists, except those from Pakistan, China and Afghanistan, will now be allowed to visit some of the most pristine locations of the country which, so far, were out of bounds for them without a special permit.
Under the Foreigners (Protected Areas) Order, 1958, all areas falling between the Inner line and the International Border of some states were declared as protected areas. The protected areas currently include whole of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland and Sikkim, besides parts of Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand and Jammu and Kashmir.
Source- DD News
Static/Current Takeaways Important for NABARD Grade-A Exam 2018-
- Manipur CM- Nongthombam Biren Singh, Governor- Dr. Najma A. Heptulla.
- Mizoram CM- Lal Thanhawla, Governor- Lt. General (Retd.) Nirbhay Sharma.
- Nagaland CM- Neiphiu Rio, Governor- Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya.