Q. Consider the following statements regarding “Social Forestry”:
1.The National Commission on Agriculture first used the term social forestry in 1976.
2.Social forestry also aims at raising plantations by the common man so as to meet the growing demand for food, fuel wood, fodder, fiber and fertilizer.
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
Notes:

Explanation: The National Commission on Agriculture, Government of India, first used the term ‘social forestry’ in 1976.

  • It was then that India embarked upon a social forestry project with the aim of taking the pressure off the forests and making use of all unused and fallow land.
  • Social forestry also aims at raising plantations by the common man so as to meet the growing demand for food, fuel wood, fodder, fiber and fertilizer etc, thereby reducing the pressure on the traditional forest area.

Source: SHANKAR IAS Environment