Forest Conservation Act 1980: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

What are deemed forests? Why is Karnataka Government releasing 6.64 lakh hectares of deemed forests?

Published: November 19, 2020

The State Government of Karnataka recently announced that it will soon declassify 6.64 lakh hectares of 9.94 hectares of deemed forests in the state. This is around 67% of the deemed forest land. What are deemed forests? Deemed Forests are land tracts that appear to be forest but have not been notified as forest in ..

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Annual Report of Environment Ministry

Published: June 10, 2020

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has released the Annual Report 2019-20. Highlights The report says that around 11,467 hectares of forest lands have been diverted in 22 states in 2019. The diversion has been made under Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980. The diversion was made for 932 non-forestry projects. Of all the diversions ..

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Mica

Published: March 21, 2020

A state legislative assembly member of Jharkhand recently called for declaration of mica flakes collected from forests as a ‘forest produce’. About Mica Mica is a group of sheet silicate minerals. The term ‘mica’ is derived from Latin words ‘mica’ meaning crumb and ‘micare’ meaning glitter. It is used in paint industry as a paint ..

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CAG Report: 40% of Environment Related Crimes in India are from Rajasthan

Published: March 7, 2020

On March 6, 2020, the Comptroller and Auditor General tabled the report for the year that ended on 31st March 2018 (2017-18). The report was tabled in the assembly. According to the report, between 2014 and 2016, 40% of environmental crimes in India were from Rajasthan. Key Findings of the Report The report pointed out ..

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Bihar Government bans Tree-Felling

Published: June 22, 2019

The Bihar Government recently announced ban on felling of trees in different cities of Bihar, citing increasing pollution as well as a fatal heatwave in the state as reason for the ban. Key Highlights Background: Bihar Government has taken this decision as most cities of Bihar are ranked in list of World’s most polluted cities ..

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