CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ - 2019
The State Government of Bihar recently issued an order banning felling of trees under which of the following act?
A)
Indian Forest (Amendment) Act, 1933
B)
Indian Forest (Amendment) Act, 1930
C)
Forest Conservation Act, 1988
D)
Forest Conservation Act, 1980

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Forest Conservation Act, 1980

Note : Under the Forest Conservation Act, 1980, The State Government of Bihar recently issued an order banning felling of trees, citing increasing pollution and heatwave. The order came after the increasing pollution in the cities of Patna, Gaya, Bhagalpur, Muzaffarpur, and others in the state. The heatwave claimed 90 people in Gaya, Aurangabad and Nawada districts. Now the permissions granted to cut trees for development works, have become null and void.