Topic: Conservation ; Land reforms
6) CAF act is not only anti-forest but also anti-forest dweller. Discuss in the light of recently notified draft rules of CAF act. (250 Words)
Why this question
Environmental protection and rights of forest dwellers are important as far as upsc mains exam is concerned. A huge corpus of funds has been generated under CAF and environmental activists and various NGOs have raised their concerns regarding the draft rules of CAF act. This question cis related to GS-2 syllabus-Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
Key demand of the question
The question demands a brief description of the recent draft guidelines issued under CFA act along with a discussion on how they are anti-forest and anti forest-dweller.
Discuss- the answer demands a detailed review of the draft rules of CAF act. The answer should contain a detailed discussion and cater to all the aspects of the question.
Structure of the answer
Introduction- in the introduction part, mention the purpose of CAF act. You can also mention the corpus of fund generated under CAF act.
Divide the body of the answer into two parts. In one part, briefly discuss the main positive points about CAF act. Restrict yourself to the demand of the question, however.
Divide the second part into 2 subparts. in one subpart discuss how the draft rules are anti-forest and in the second subpart, discuss how they are anti-forest dwellers.
In the conclusion, either provide some suggestions about changes needed in the draft rules, or mention the need to balance environmental protection and community rights with the developmental needs.