Environment GK

Environment General Knowledge

June 1, 2011

Water Footprinting

Water footprinting involves evaluating direct and indirect water usage in business activities, including those of suppliers. It also entails understanding linkages to local water sources and scarcity, and assessing

June 19, 2009

Various India Acts Related to Biodiversity Conservation

Important Govt. of India Central Acts and Rules having Relevance to Biodiversity Conservation: Fisheries Act, 1897. Destructive Insects and Pests Act, 1914. The Indian Forest Act, 1927. Agricultural Produce

June 11, 2009

Forest Resources & Bio-diversity in India

1. As per data released by Ministry of Forest & Environment the total forest cover of the country as per 2005 assessment is 677,088 sq. kms and this constitutes

May 22, 2009

Agroclimatic Regions in India

For resource development, the country has been broadly divided into fifteen agricultural regions based on agroclimatic features, particularly soil type, climate including temperature and rainfall and its variation and

May 10, 2011

Ganga Action Plan

An action plan, popularly known as “Ganga Action Plan” (GAP) for immediate reduction of pollution load on the river Ganga was prepared by Department of Environment (now Ministry of

May 11, 2011

Ministry of Environment & Forests

The nodal agency for implementation of policies and programmes relating to conservation of the country’s natural resources including lakes and rivers, its biodiversity, forests and wildlife, ensuring the welfare

May 11, 2011

Botanical Survey of India (BSI)

The Botanical Survey of India (BSI) is the apex research organization under the MOEF for carrying out taxonomic and floristic studies on wild plant resources of the country. BSI

May 22, 2011

Zoological Survey of India (ZSI)

The Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) was launched in 1916, so this year, it is celebrating its centenary year. It is India’s apex organization on animal taxonomy and has

May 22, 2011

Forest Survey of India

The Forest Survey of India is located at Dehradun and its four zonal offices are located at Shimla, Kolkata, Nagpur and Bangalore. Precursor to the FSI was “Pre-investment Survey

May 22, 2011

Central Zoo Authority

In India, the Zoos are regulated as per the provisions of Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972 and are guided by the National Zoo Policy, 1998. The Wild Life Protection

May 22, 2011

Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun

Wildlife Institute of India (WII) was established in 1982, a premier training and research institution in the field of wildlife and protected area management in South Asia, is an

May 22, 2011

National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA)

The Centrally Sponsored Scheme “Project Tiger” was launched in April, 1973 with the objective “to ensure maintenance of a viable population of Tigers in India for scientific, economic, aesthetic,

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