UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-10

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    Consider the following statements about Green India Mission (GIM).
    1. The target is to bring 5 million hectares of forest and non-forest land under green cover and improved the quality of forest cover on another 5 million hectares.
    2. Money under this project will be given through Forest Departments of State Governments.
    3. Elimination of poverty is also an aspect of Green India Mission.
    Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?

    A)  Only 2             

    B)  1 and 2            

    C)  1 and 3

    D)  All of these

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    [c] GIM will be implemented by Gram Sabhas with the technical and managerial support of the forest personnel. Now money will directly go to the Gram Sabhas and not through Forest Departments of State Governments. This mission also aims to enhance the annual \[C{{O}_{2}}\] sequestration of 50-60 million tonnes by the year 2020. It is not merely a plantation programme. Its another important aspect is to eliminate poverty. It will address livelihood problems of about 15 million poor people. While addressing the livelihood problems of the poor people, it will also ensure implementation of the Forests Rights Act.

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