Q. Consider the following statements regarding “National Afforestation and Eco-development Board (NAEB):
1.It was established in 1992.
2.National Afforestation Programme is a flagship programme of (NAEB).
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: C

Explanation: The Ministry of Environment and Forests constituted the National Afforestation and Eco-development Board (NAEB) in August 1992.

  • National Afforestation and Ecodevelopment Board has evolved specific schemes for promoting afforestation and management strategies, which help the states in developing specific afforestation and management strategies and eco-development packages for augmenting biomass production through a participatory planning process of Joint Forest Management and micro-planning.
  • NAfP is a flagship programme of National Afforestation and Eco-development Board (NAEB) and provides physical and capacity building support to the Forest Development Agencies (FDAs), which are the implementing agencies.

Source: SHANKAR IAS Environment