Q. With reference to the powers of Gram Sabha under the Panchayats (Extension to the Scheduled Areas) Act,1996, consider the following statements:
1. Gram Sabha have the right to mandatory consultation in land acquisition, resettlement and rehabilitation of displaced persons.
2. The Gram Sabha has the power to regulate sale/consumption of intoxicants and ownership of minor forest produce.
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