Indian Forest Act Current Affairs, GK & News
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 ..
Category: Environment Current Affairs
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 ..
Category: Important Days & Events Current Affairs
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 ..
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 ..
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 ..