National Board of Wildlife clears Rutland Island for DRDO Missile Testing Project

Posted on:06 Jun 2017 12:29:15
National Board of Wildlife clears Rutland Island for DRDO Missile Testing Project
06 June 2017 Current Affairs:

  • The National Board of Wildlife approved Rutland Island in South Andaman to be the site for the country’s long-range missile test facility. 

  • Taking into account the strategic importance of the project for country’s defense, the Standing Committee of the National Board of Wildlife has approved the project.

  • The project involves diversion of 49.978 acres forest land, of which 0.84 falls in the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park and 49.138 reserve forest within 10km of the Eco Sensitive Zone.


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