Community Reserves are one of the 4 kinds of protected areas mentioned in the Wildlife Protection Act,. The Environment Protection Act, 1986 does not mention the word “Eco-sensitive Zones”. The section 3(2)(v) of the Act, says that Central Government can restrict areas in which any industries, operations or processes or class of industries, operations or processes shall not be carried out or shall be carried out subject to certain safeguards, and this has been used indirectly to declare ecosensitive zones. Similarly there is no legislation that fixed the Biosphere reserves in India.
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What are Community Reserves?
What is the main problem in cultivation of Date Palm?
Phoenix dactylifera commonly known as Date Palm is an edible sweet fruit. In cultivation of date palm, the major problem for farmers is to identify the sex of saplings at an early stage so that they can cultivate in their orchards a sufficiently large number of productive female trees with only a minimal number of male trees. This is because; the fruit is borne by female plants only which cannot be identified upto four to five years till the date palm trees bloom for the first time. There have been attempts in the past to identify the sex of the date palm at an early stage and the results have remained frustratingly unsuccessful. For last few years, there have been serious efforts to understand the genetic basis of sex determination in plants and to develop methods to identify sex at an early stage by using molecular marker tools.
What is Theodolite?
Theodolite is precision instrument for measuring angles in the horizontal and vertical planes, used for surveying applications, and have been adapted for specialized purposes in fields like meteorology and rocket launch technology
What is Brachytherapy?
The Brachytherapy means placing seeds (tiny sources of radiation) directly into the affected tissue or tumor which increases localized impact on the cancerous cells.
What is Dhravya guna shastra?
In Ayurveda, there is a branch of knowledge called Dhravya guna shastra. Unlike modern pharmacology, there is no categorization of chemistry in Dhravya guna shastra. However, it is a very comprehensive system for understanding the medicinal properties of plants.