Q. In the areas covered under the Panchayat (Extension to the Scheduled Areas) Act, 1996 what is the role/ power of Gram Sabah?
1. Gram Sabah has the power to prevent alienation of land in the scheduled area.
2. Gram Sabah has the ownership of minor forest produce
3. Recommendation of gram Sabha is required for granting prospecting licence or mining lease for any mineral in the scheduled areas.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] Only 1

[B] 1 and 2 only

[C] 2 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3

Answer: B