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Question of The Day12-10-2019

Which of the following organizations/institutions handle cases pertaining to environmental protection and forest conservation in India?

Answer

Correct Answer : a ) National Green Tribunal

Explanation :

Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MOEFCC) plans, promotes, coordinates and oversees implementation of plans and policies related to environment and forest in India. Its main responsibilities are conservation and survey of flora, fauna and forests of India. It also works to prevent pollution and land degradation and administers national parks in India.

Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) coordinates between State Pollution Control Boards, resolves dispute among them, and provides technical inputs to MOEFCC in the area of pollution control.

National Biodiversity Authority implements Biological Diversity Act, 2002. It is an autonomous body under MOEFCC.

National Green Tribunal was established under National Green Tribunal Act, 2010 for effective and expeditious disposal of environmental disputes. Its principal bench is situated in Delhi. Its four regional benches will be established at Chennai, Kolkata, Pune, and Bhopal. It handles cases pertaining to environmental protection and conservation of forests and other natural resources in India.

Hence, option (A) is correct.

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