Consider the following bodies:

  1. Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB)
  2. National Biodiversity Authority (NBA)
  3. Animal Welfare Board of India

   Which of the above is/are statutory body/bodies?

Answer: [D] 1, 2 & 3

The National Biodiversity Authority (NBA) is a statutory autonomous body under the Ministry of Environment and Forests, established in 2003. The Animal Welfare Board of India is a statutory advisory body advising the Government of India on animal welfare laws, and promotes animal welfare in the country of India. The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) of India is a statutory organisation under the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC).

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