Q. Which of the following Act/rule defines the “minor forest produce”?

[A] Indian forests act, 1878

[B] Indian forests act, 1927

[C] The Provisions of the Panchayats (Extension to Scheduled Areas) Act, 1996

[D] Recognition of Forest Rights Act, 2006

Answer: D
Notes:

The Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006 defines a Minor Forest Produce (MFP) as all non-timber forest produce of plant origin and includes bamboo, brushwood, stumps, canes, Tusser, cocoon, honey, waxes, Lac, tendu/kendu leaves, medicinal plants and herbs, roots, tuber and the like.

Source: PRSINDIA

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