Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.
7) “An effective implementation of the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights Act) of 2006 is an opportunity for India to demonstrate a model of conservation where historic missteps are addressed while being strategic about the commitments to climate and biodiversity action”. Comment.(250 words)
Why this question:
The article discusses the implementation of Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights Act) of 2006 with respect to the environmental concerns.
Key demand of the question:
Comment– here we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.
Structure of the answer:
In brief narrate the provisions of the act.
Discussion should be based on the fact that while it is true that human activity has resulted in unprecedented environmental destruction as well as the extinction of species, there is also evidence of alternative paradigms where community-led forest conservation initiatives have been successful in preventing the over-exploitation of natural resources.
Take hints from the article and explain the challenges involved.
Suggest what measures are needed to be taken to handle the challenges.
Conclude with way forward.