Q. “Biodiversity Management Committee (BMC)” is related to which of the following?

[A] Wildlife Protection Act, 1972

[B] Forest Conservation Act, 1980

[C] Biological Diversity Act, 2002

[D] Forest Rights Act, 2006

Answer: C

Explanation: As per the Biological Diversity Act, 2002 the local bodies constitute the BMC in accordance with Section 41, within their area of jurisdiction for the purpose of promoting conservation, sustainable use and documentation of biological diversity including preservation of habitats, conservation of land races, folk varieties and cultivars, domesticated stocks and breeds of animals, micro-organisms and chronicling of knowledge relating to biological diversity.

The BMC consists of a Chairperson, and six persons nominated by local bodies, including 1/3rd women and 18% SC/ST.

Source: http://nbaindia.org/text/14/BiodiversityManagementCommittees.html