UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-8

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    Which of the following statements are objectives of the National Forest Policy?
    1. Conservation of the natural heritage.
    2. Reduction of soil erosion.
    3. Checking the extension of sand dunes.
    4. Environmental stability and ecological balance.
    Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

    A)  2 and 4           

    B)  1, 2 and 4         

    C)  2, 3 and 4         .          

    D)  All of these

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

    [d] The' basic objectives that should govern the National Forest Policy are the following Maintenance of environmental stability through preservation and where necessary, restoration of the ecological balance that has been adversely disturbed by serious depletion of the forests of the country. Conserving the natural heritage of the country by preserving the remaining natural forests with the vast variety of flora and fauna, which represent the remarkable biological diversity and genetic resources of the country. Checking soil erosion and denudation in the catchments areas of rivers, lakes, reservoirs in the interest of soil and water conservation, for mitigating floods and droughts and for the retardation of siltation of reservoirs. Checking the extension of sand dunes in the desert areas of Rajasthan and along the coastal tracts.

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