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Consider the following statements regarding Forest Policy of British in India
1. British administration did not concentrate much on Forest and wetland conservation.
2. It transformed the relationship of tribals with the forests by placing restrictions on access to Forest products and forest land.
3. British encouraged shifting cultivation which is practiced even today in some tribal areas.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
2 and 3 only
1 and 3 only
1, 2 and 3
? The prime motive of forest conservation in India was to reserve the threat of shortage of timber for ship building and railway constructions. So, they started conserve the forest through regulations such as,
? Charter of Indian forest issued by Lord Dalhousie in 1855.
? All India Forest Department was created in 1864.
? Forest Act 1865.
? Forest School established at Dehradeen in 1878.
? British refused to let shifting cultivation spread to new areas. Thus they discourage shifting cultivation.
? The Colonial rule usurped the forest lands and placed restrictions on access to forest products, forest lands, and village common lands.
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