Consider the following statements about Biodiversity conservation and management act:

  1. The Biodiversity Act 2002 mandates every local body to set up Biodiversity management committee
  2. Union Ministry of Environment and Forests is responsible for the committee
  3. The act mandates at least one third of the nominated members of the committee to be women

  Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [D] 1, 2 & 3

All given statements are correct
The Biodiversity Act 2002 mandates every local body to set up Biodiversity management committee. The Act facilitates with broad powers to the BMC to promote conservation, sustainable use and documentation of biological diversity. It includes the preservation of habitats, conservation of land races, folk varieties and cultivars, domesticated stocks and breeds of animals and microorganisms.

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