Indian Forest Act Current Affairs, GK & News
Changes proposed in Forest Conservation Act
Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has proposed an amendment to the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980, in a bid to liberalise the forest laws. Status of the amendments Ministry has sent the proposed amendments to all the state governments, asking for their objections and suggestions within 15 days. The draft proposal will be ..
Month: Current Affairs - October, 2021
Category: Legal & Constitution Current Affairs
Topics: Forest Conservation Act 1980 • Forests of India • Indian Forest Act • Indian Forest Act 1927 • Indian Forest Act 2017
What is Forest fire Season?
In April 2021, Uttarakhand recorded 361 forest fire incidents in just five days. During this period, over 567 hectares of forests have been destroyed. This includes 380 hectares of reserve forest areas. Though forest fire seasons occur every year, the damaged caused this year is high. What is a forest fire season? Every year forest ..
Month: Current Affairs - April, 2021
Category: Environment Current Affairs
Topics: Forest Fires • Indian Forest Act • reserve forest • Spring • Uttarakhand • van panchayat
September 18: World Bamboo Day
Every year, the World Bamboo Day is celebrated by the World Bamboo Organization. It was officially established at the eighth World Bamboo congress that was held in Bangkok in 2009. This year, the World Bamboo Day is celebrated under the following theme Theme: Bamboo Now Why September 18? The World Bamboo Day was officially declared ..
Month: Current Affairs - September, 2020
Category: Important Days & Events Current Affairs
Topics: Enhancing Exports • exports • Indian Forest Act • National Bamboo Mission • World bamboo day • World Bamboo Organization
Centre scraps plan to bring changes to Forest Act
On 15 Nov, the Union Environment Ministry withdrew a draft amendment that proposed updates to the Indian Forest Act, 1927. Activist groups and some State governments have opposed this proposed law. The Indian Forest Act, 2019, was envisaged as an amendment to the Indian Forest Act, 1927 and an effort to address contemporary challenges to ..
Topics: Conservation in India • Environment • Indian Forest Act • Natural environment • Natural resource management • Nature • Reforestation
Indian Forest Conservation Policies = Conservation minus the people
Across the world it has been recognised that Involving communities living in and around natural resource-rich areas in the management and use of these resources is an effective tool of conservation. This strategy was affirmed by the 1980 World Conservation Strategy of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the 1992 Earth Summit. Exclusionist ..
Topics: Earth Summit • Forest Rights Act • Indian Forest Act • IUCN • Joint Forest Management Guidelines • National Forest Policy • World Conservation Strategy
Indian Forest Act to empower Forest Staff
A proposed legislation has accorded significant powers to India’s forest officers including the power issue search warrants, enter and investigate lands within their jurisdictions, and to provide indemnity to forest officers using arms to prevent forest-related offences. The Indian Forest Act, 2019 is envisaged as an amendment to the Indian Forest Act, 1927.It is an ..
Topics: Common law • Indian Forest Act • Law • Search warrant • Warrants