UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-3

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    For Forest Management in India, certain initiatives have been taken up by the government. Find the correct ones in this regard?
    1. A centrally sponsored intensification of forest management scheme was taken up.
    2. All the North-Eastern States Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand has given 75% central financial assistance for forest management.
    3. Recently incentivised scheme of Joint Forest Management Committees (JFMGs) are set up to involve local people in protection of forest.
    Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

    A)  1 and 3           

    B)  1 and 2            

    C)  2 and 3

    D)  All of these

    Correct Answer: A

    Solution :

    [a] Intensification of forest management scheme is a centrally sponsored scheme for forest management in India. It was launched in force from 2009-10 and it was previously as 'Integrated forest Protection Scheme' in the 10th Plan period. Center shares 90% of the cost for forest management in all North-East states including Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Uttarakhand and for all other states and UTs center shares 75% of the cost. JFMCs are organised to involve local people in protection of forest.

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