UPSC Ecology And Environment Environment Question Bank Environment Management

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    Which of the following activities is/are permitted in the Eco Sensitive Zones (ESZ)?
    1. Felling of trees
    2. Establishment of Hotels and Resorts
    3. Rain water harvesting
    Choose the correct alternative using the codes given below.

    A) 1 and 2 only                 

    B) 3 only

    C) 2 only              

    D) 1, 2 and 3

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

    ESZ acts as a buffer for further protection around Protected Areas (PAs). Several activities are prohibited in ESZ such as Commercial mining, setting of saw mill, setting of industries causing pollution, and establishment of major hydroelectric projects. Establishment of hotels and resorts, felling of trees, erection of electrical cables, and drastic change of agricultural systems, are regulated. Activities such as agriculture and horticulture practices by local communities, rain water harvesting, organic farming etc., are permitted.

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