New Delhi, Sept. 21 -- The Union environment ministry has informed Parliament that it is in the process of amending the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, after a review committee submitted a report to the ministry, suggesting several revisions to the current version of the Act.

Addressing other contentious issues during the monsoon session, the ministry said the Char Dham road project is not under its purview and that the draft Environment Impact Assessment Notification, 2020, removes existing redundancies.

The Wildlife Protection Act was last amended in 2003.

"The ministry had constituted a committee for drafting amendments to the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, on May 1, 2018, which has submitted its report. The drafting committee has ...