5) India’s environment ministry has unveiled a draft of the new National Forest Policy. Discuss its features.

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5) India’s environment ministry has unveiled a draft of the new National Forest Policy. Discuss its features. (250 Words)

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Why this question?

Relate dto syllabus and has been in news since 2016. Important question for Mains- 2018. 

Key demand of the question:

Discuss (significance, consequences, shortcomings etc) features of draft national forest policy.

Directive Word:

Discuss:  Explore important dimensions such as significance, consequences, shortcomings (discuss is like written debate – covering important dimensions of an issue)

Structure of Answer:

In the introduction write 2-3 lines why there was a need for new forest policy and how the new policy might address some important issues today.    

In the body, divide answer into 5-6 categories – Role of private players, urban green, economic value, forest management etc. Within them write significance, consequences, shortcomings). 

In the conclusion, press the need for implementation of these policies in letter and spirit by increasing funds, forest governance, human resources etc.