Q What is the context ?
A The Ministry for Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has published proposed amendments to the Forest Conservation Act, 1980.
Q What are key features of The Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 ?
A The FCA is the principal legislation that regulates deforestation in the country.
The FCA is brief legislation with only five sections of which-
Q Why is the Act being amended now?
Q What defines ‘Forest’ under this act?
Q What are the proposed amendments?
(A) Exemptions for Road and Railways
(C) Defense and other projects
Q What are the concerns?
Q What are benefits of the amendment ?