Business Studies

A Programme of Conservation of Wetlands is being implemented by the Ministry, since _______.


ANSWER

1987


SOLUTION
Wetlands are areas of land where the water level remains near or above the surface of the ground for most of the year. India has a wealth of wetland ecosystems distributed in different geographical regions. Wetland systems, directly and indirectly, support lakhs of people, providing goods and services to them. They help check floods, prevent coastal erosion and mitigate the effects of natural disasters like cyclones and tidal waves. They store water for long periods. The scheme on conservation and management of wetlands was initiated by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) in $$1987$$ with the following objectives:

  1. To lay down policy guidelines for conservation and management of wetlands in the country;
  2. To undertake intensive conservation measures in priority wetlands;
  3. To monitor the implementation of the programme; and
  4. To prepare an inventory of Indian wetlands.
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