Q. At the national level, which ministry is the modal agency to ensure effective implementation of the scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006?

[A] Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change

[B] Ministry of Panchayati Raj

[C] Ministry of Rural Development

[D] Ministry of Tribal Affairs

Answer: D
Notes:

Why this question:  

  • Recently, review petitions of approximately 1200 tribals for recognition of their claims over forest land under the Scheduled Tribes and Other Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006 was rejected by the local authorities in Mysuru (Karnataka) 
  • Recently, the Jammu and Kashmir government has decided to implement the Forest Rights Act, 2006 

Ans) d 

Exp) Option d is correct. 

The Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs (MoTA) is the nodal agency for the implementation of the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition Of Forest Rights) Act, 2006. The ministry deals with forest and livelihood objectives at the national level. 

Source)https://www.downtoearth.org.in/blog/forests/how-can-india-overcome-policy-and-institutional-gaps-in-forest-management-70718  

 Subject) Environemnt