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6) Discuss the objective and the essential principles of the Draft National Forest Policy, 2018. (250 words)

Topic– Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment

6) Discuss the objective and the essential principles of the Draft National Forest Policy, 2018. (250 words)

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Why this question

The Draft National Forest Policy, 2018 is an important policy document. It is important to know about the objectives and the principles of the document so that any further discussion can be taken thereupon.

Directive word

Discuss- this is an all-encompassing directive which mandates us to write in detail about the key demand of the question. we also have to discuss about the related and important aspects of the question in order to bring out a complete picture of the issue in hand.

Key demand of the question.

The question wants us to write in detail about the objectives of Draft National Forest Policy, 2018 and the essential principles envisaged under it.

Structure of the answer

Introduction: write a few introductory lines about the Draft National Forest Policy, 2018. E.g The main drawbacks of forest policies of 1894, 1952 & 1988 policy prescriptions were reduction in the diversion of forest land, increasing population, industrialization etc which became root cause for formation of Draft National Forest Policy, 2018

Body-

  1. Discuss the objective of the draft policy. E.g The overall objective and goal of the present policy is to safeguard the ecological and livelihood security of people, of the present and future generations, based on sustainable management of the forests for the flow of ecosystem services.
  2. Discuss the essential principles of the policy. E.g Existing natural forests should be fully protected and their productivity should be improved.Management of the natural biodiversity rich forests for maximising the ecosystem services for ecological security of the nation. For conservation of flora, fauna and total biodiversity, the network of national parks, sanctuaries,conservation reserves, community reserves, biosphere reserves and important wildlife corridors and biodiversity heritage sites will be strengthened and extended adequately.

Conclusion– based on your discussion, form a fair and a balanced conclusion on the given issue.