Q. Which of the following scheme/s is/are promoted by the government to safeguard the forests?
1.Green Highway Policy – 2015
2.Policy for enhancement of Urban Greens
3.National Agro-forestry Policy
Choose the correct answer from below given codes:

[A] 1 only

[B] 1 and 2 only

[C] 2 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3

Answer: D

Explanation: The country ranks third globally with respect to the net gain in average annual forest area between 2010 and 2020.

  • This gain is mainly attributed to the robust framework and policies of the National and State Governments that have promoted and safeguarded forests.
  • Schemes like the Green India Mission (GIM), Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA), National Afforestation Programme (NAP), Green Highway Policy – 2015, Policy for enhancement of Urban Greens, National Agro-forestry Policy, and Sub-Mission on Agro-forestry (SMAF), etc. are among the most important ones.

Source: Economic Survey 2023