Q. Consider the following statements:
1.Ramsar listing of wetlands has no legal sanction under any Indian law.
2.Wetlands (Conservation and Management) Rules 2017 aims at centralizing the management of wetlands from state level organisations.
3.Wetlands play an important role in the recharge of groundwater.
Which of the statements given above are correct?

[A] 1 and 2 only

[B] 2 and 3 only

[C] 1 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3

Answer: C
Notes:

Explanation –

Statement 1 and 3 are correct. Ramsar listing of wetlands has no legal sanction under any Indian law. Wetlands play an important role in the recharge of groundwater.

Statement 2 is in correct. Wetlands (Conservation and Management) Rules 2017 are created under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 aims at changing the management of wetlands away from a central body and toward state-level organisations.

Source: The Times of India