Q. Which of the following article/articles of Indian constitution deals with conservation of the forests?
1. Article 46
2. Article 51A
3. Article 16
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When the Constitution of India was adopted in 1950, the framers were not aware that in future the issues related to forest conservation may arise.
- This was realized later as the Constitution (Forty-Second Amendment) Act, 1976 was made and Article 48A was added to the part of Directive Principles of State Policy and Article 51A as a fundamental duty of every citizen of India.
- As per Article 48A, the state shall make laws to protect and improve the environment to safeguard the forests of our country.
- According to Article 51A (g), it is the duty of every citizen of India to protect and improve the natural environment including the forests of our country.