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India State of Forest Report 2019

India State of Forest Report 2019 What is the India State of Forest Report 2019? India State of Forest Report 2019 is the 16th biennial assessment of India’s forests by the Forest Survey of India, an organisation under the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC). FSI undertakes the National Forest Inventory to assess the growing stock in forests and TOF (Tree Outside Forest), bamboo resources, and carbon stock and to assess the depend

Sacred groves of India

Sacred groves of India GS-Paper-Forest conservation- Prelims & UPSC Interview Context: Forest conservation with the help of the LOCAL Community is very important for sustainable development. The sacred grove is a traditional method by TRIBALS to conserve the local forest and to worship the local DEITIES.  What? The Sacred Groves comprises patches of forest or natural vegetation- from a few trees to forests of several acres-that are usually dedicated to local folk deities. Th

India State of Forest Report 2021

India State of Forest Report 2021 Who prepares the India State of Forest Report, 2021? ‘India State of Forest Report 2021’ is prepared by the Forest Survey of India (FSI) which has been mandated to assess the forest and tree resources of the country. The ISFR-2021 provides information on forest cover, tree cover, mangrove cover, growing stock, carbon stock in India’s forests, forest fire monitoring, forest cover in tiger reserve areas, above ground estimates of bioma


FOREST CONSERVATION RULE 2022 Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has issued the Forest (Conservation) Rules, 2022. It is conferred by Section 4 of the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980, and in supersession of the Forest (Conservation) Rules, 2003. Provision of forest (conservation) rule 2022 Formation of Committees: It set up an Advisory Committee, a regional empowered committee at each of the integrated regional offices, and a project screening committee at the Stat


DECRIMINALISATION OF INDIAN FOREST ACT 1927 The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has proposed a public notice for decriminalization of the Indian Forest Act, 1927. Key points Ministry is undertaking a review of the act to decriminalize minor sections of the law which include: Carrying timber into the forest, Trespassing by cattle, Felling a tree, Felling or damaging a tree is reserved under a special provision of the law, Kindling a fire or carrying fir

Community Forest Resource Rights

Community Forest Resource Rights The Mungeli district of Chhattisgarh has granted community forest resource rights to residents in four villages (CFRR). Following Udanti Sitanadi Tiger Reserve in the Dhamtari district, Achanakmar became the second tiger reserve in Chhattisgarh to receive CFRR. About Community Forest Resource Image Source - Sharbendu Common forest land that has traditionally been preserved and safeguarded for a specific community's sustainable usage

2022 Forest Declaration Assessment

2022 Forest Declaration Assessment Recent publication of the 2022 Forest Declaration Assessment revealed that the global deforestation rate only slightly decreased in 2021, by 6.3%, compared to the 2018–20 baseline. At the 26th UN Conference of the Parties on Climate Change (COP26) in Glasgow, about 145 nations reaffirmed their commitment to stop and reverse land degradation and forest loss by 2030. The Forest Declaration Assessment releases yearly updates on the status of the w

Forest (Conservation) Rule 2022 v/s Forest Right Act

Forest (Conservation) Rule 2022 v/s Forest Right Act, 2006 The Chairperson of the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) recently stated that the NCST’s view on the Forest (Conservation) Rules 2022 which is in violation of the Forest Rights Act, 2006 "would be the same” even as the Environment Ministry has dismissed these concerns. What's the problem? The Commission had suggested that these rules be put on hold right away in September 2022 after raisin

Forest Certification in India

Forest Certification in India In recent years, deforestation has elevated to the status of a highly sensitive worldwide issue, necessitating increased demand for forest certification. Deforestation has recently become a highly sensitive issue due to climate change, necessitating the need for Forest Certification to control the importation and sale of items derived from forests. During the Glasgow climate conference in 2021, more than 100 nations committed to halting deforestation by 20

Bandipur Tiger Reserve

Bandipur Tiger Reserve On April 1, 2023, the Karnataka-based Bandipur Tiger Reserve will have served as a Project Tiger Reserve for 50 years. To arrest the population decrease of tigers, the reserve was established in 1973 by the then-prime minister, Indira Gandhi. When Project Tiger was started, there were 12 tigers in Bandipur at first; today, 173 tigers are utilising the region as a result of conservation efforts. About bandipur tiger reserve    Bandipur was on

Eravikulam National Park

Eravikulam National Park   A Fernarium has been constructed up inside Eravikulam National Park (ENP), the Nilgiri tahr's natural habitat in Munnar. About Ferns Ferns belong to the epiphytic family of plants. They develop in a soilless environment spontaneously. With the leaching of nutrients and water from trees, plants receive both. Ferns are a varied group of plants that reproduce by spores rather than flowers or seeds. Uses: Although ferns ar


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