I am working on a project which assesses the potential for energy development in India. Where could I acquire data which shows areas where the Indian government would likely not permit development? I can see that there is relevant data available on Bhuvan (https://bhuvan.nrsc.gov.in/bhuvan_links.php#), however I have difficulties interpreting the data availability.

If anyone has any resources for finding this sort of data (conserved lands, national parks, protected lands, etc.), please let me know.

  • Perhaps try emailing-- government agencies (at least in the USA) are often quite helpful with providing data that's not online.
    – user3856
    Commented Sep 27, 2019 at 14:34

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You can get that data from the World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA) from UN Environment and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The geospatial data for India is available for download as Shapefile or CSV here.

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