Forest Conservation: 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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GoI launches “Urban Forest” system

Published: July 3, 2020

On July 2, 2020, the Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar inaugurate urban forest at Comptroller Auditor General Office in Delhi. Highlights Around 1200 saplings of 59 indigenous species were planted. The main objective of the initiative is to reduce pollution in Delhi. About Urban Forest The uniqueness of the forest ..

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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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Ministry of Tribal Affairs constitutes committee on Community Forest Resource Guidelines

Published: March 4, 2020

The Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs recently constituted a committee under NC Saxena, former member of Planning Commission of India. The Committee will examine and recommend Community Forest Resources (CFR) Guidelines. The Committee has been constituted under Forest Rights Act, 2006. Why the Committee? In 2016, the Tribal Affairs Ministry framed CFR in consultation with ..

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Financial Assistance to Kaziranga National Park under CAMPA

Published: March 3, 2020

On March 2, 2020, a Rajya Sabha Member of the ruling party replied about the financial assistance being provided to the Kaziranga National Park, Assam Highlights The Rajya Sabha MP Kamakhya Prasad Tasa said that Rs 94,46,585 and Rs 51,24,670 were sanctioned for Kaziranga National Park during the financial years 2018-19 and 2019-20. The funds ..

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