With reference to India, consider the following Central Acts:

  1. Import and Export (Control) Act, 1947
  2. Mining and Mineral Development (Regulation) Act, 1957
  3. Customs Act, 1962
  4. Indian Forest Act, 1927

Which of the above Acts have relevance to/bearing on the biodiversity conservation in the country?

[UPSC Civil Services Exam – 2011 Prelims]

(a) 1 and 3 only

(b) 2, 3 and 4 only

(c) 1, 2, 3 and 4

(d) None of the above Acts


Answer: (c)        

Explanation:

  • Indian Forest Act, 1927 – define procedures for declaring forest areas and make conservation more accountable.
  • Import and Export (Control) Act, 1947 – regulate import and export of GMOs, exotic species, and medicinal plants.
  • Mining and Mineral Development (Regulation) Act 1957 – restrict mining in reserved areas due to environmental consequences.
  • Customs Act, 1962 – regulate import and export of GMOs, exotic species, and medicinal plants.

Consider the following statements:                                                                   The Parliament of India can place a particular law in the Ninth Schedule of the Constitution of India. The validity of a law placed in the Ninth Schedule cannot be examined by any court and no judgement can be made on it. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Consider the following statements:                                               

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Consider the following statements:                                                         The Parliament of India can place a particular law in the Ninth Schedule of the Constitution of India. The validity of a law placed in the Ninth Schedule cannot be examined by any court and no judgement can be made on it. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Consider the following statements:                                               

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