SSC Ecology And Environment Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-5

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    Consider the following statements:
    1. The Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel (WGEEP) headed by Madhav Gadgil, recommended to the Union Ministry of Environment and Forest to provisionally notify the limits of Ecologically Sensitive Zones.
    2. The panel suggested barring Genetically Modified crops, Special Economic Zones and new hill stations across the Western Ghats.
    3. It was suggested that the road and other infrastructural expansion plans should be submitted for Environment Impact Assessment scrutiny by the Urban Local Bodies or Local Planning Authorities before its execution. Which of statements given above is/are true?

    A)  Only 1 

    B)  1 and 2

    C)  2 and 3

    D)  All of these

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

    [d] The Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel (WGEEP), also known as the Gadgil Commission after its chairman Madhav Gadgil, was an environmental research commission appointed by the Ministry of Environment and Forests of India. Panel proposes indefinite moratorium on new clearances for mining in the region and designated the entire hill range as an Ecologically Sensitive Area.

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