Consider the following statements about Compensatory Afforestation bill, 2015:

  1. The bill proposes establishment of Joint Forest Management Committee (JFMC)
  2. The bill mandates afforestation money collected from a state to be used entirely within that state

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [D] Neither 1 nor 2

First statement is incorrect because the bill does not propose establishment of Joint Forest Management Committee (JFMC). Second statement is incorrect because the bill prescribes 90 per cent utilisation in states/UTs and earmarks 10 per cent for National Fund.

This question is a part of GKToday's Integrated IAS General Studies Module