Q. With reference to Forest Rights Act, 2006 consider the following statements::
1.The act tries to recognize rights of marginal and tribal communities over forest lands over which they were traditionally dependent.
2.The authority to initiate the process of determining the nature and extent of the Forest Rights lies with the Parliament..
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: A
Notes:

Explanation –

Statement 1 is correct. Forest Rights Act, 2006 tries to recognize rights of marginal and tribal communities over forest lands over which they were traditionally dependent.

Statement 2 is incorrect. The authority to initiate the process of determining the nature and extent of the Forest Rights lies with the Gram Sabha.

Source: The Indian Express