In which year Forest Conservation Act was passed? (a) 1986 (b) 1990 (c) 1980 (d) 1988

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Updated on: September 25th, 2023

In 1980, the Forest Conservation Act was passed. The Forest (Conservation) Act of 1980 was passed to address concerns related to, ancillary to, or incidental to the conservation of forests. According to this Act’s requirements, diverting forestlands for non-forest uses calls for prior Central Government consent. In 1988, the Forest (Conservation) Act of 1980 underwent yet another revision.

Constitutional Provisions of Forest Conservation

  • The conservation and improvement of the environment, as well as the preservation of the nation’s forests and wildlife, are addressed in Article 48-A of the Indian Constitution. The state is required to make every effort in these areas.
  • Every Indian citizen has a responsibility to preserve and enhance the natural environment, including forests, lakes, rivers, and animals, as well as to have compassion for all other living things, according to Clause g of Article 51 A of the Indian Constitution.
  • In 1986, the Environment (Protection) Act was passed.
  • The primary goals of this law are to safeguard the environment, improve it, and address issues related to it.
  • The Indian Parliament passed the Wild Life (Protection) Act in 1972 to safeguard various plant and animal species.


In which year Forest Conservation Act was passed? (a) 1986 (b) 1990 (c) 1980 (d) 1988

The Forest Conservation Act was passed in 1980. To handle issues pertaining to, incidental to, or related to the conservation of forests, the Forest (Conservation) Act of 1980 was enacted. The provisions of this Act demand previous Central Government approval before diverting forestlands for non-forest uses. The 1980 Forest (Conservation) Act received one more change in 1988.

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