Every Biosphere in India:
1. works as a living laboratory
2. allows no activities other than research
3. is one of the four types of protected areas in India
4. listed in UNESCO’s MAB Framework
Which among the above is / are correct statements?

Answer: [A] Only 1

The first statement is correct. Second statement is not correct as apart from research, limited economic activity (sand and stone mining) is permitted biosphere reserves. Biosphere is not one of the protected areas in India as per legislations. These include National Parks, Wildlife Sanctuaries, Conservation Reserves and Community Reserves.

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