Colonial rulers considered forests as wilderness and unproductive because:
The colonial rulers considered forests as unproductive because: They considered cultivated lands as sign of progress and not nature in its natural self. They thought that the use of forests by local people and the reckless felling of trees by traders would destroy forest.
Blandongdiensten system in Java was followed by:
Between 1700 and 1995, the period of industrialisation how much sq. km of the forest area of the world’s total area was cleared for industrial uses, cultivation, pastures, and fuelwood?
Dietrich Brandis was the:
Which of the following refers to shifting cultivation?
Shifting cultivation is an agricultural system in which plots of land are cultivated temporarily, then abandoned and allowed to revert to their natural vegetation while the cultivator moves on to another plot.
Around 1890 Surontiko Samin of Randublatung village, a teak forest village began questioning state ownership of the forest.
The Imperial Forest Institute was set up in 1906 at:
According to the 1878 Amendment of Forest Act, ‘Protected Village’ referred to which of the following?
The 1878 Act divided forests into three categories: reserved, protected and village forests. The best forests were called 'reserved forests'. Villagers could not take anything from these forests, even for their own use. For house building or fuel, they could take wood from protected or village forests.
Which one of the following was not responsible for deforestation during the colonial period in India?
Forests consisting of which type of trees were preferred by the Forest-Department?
Forests having trees suitable for building ships and railways were preferred by the Forest Department. The wood for these sleepers was cut from the forests in the Himalayan and Terai regions. Wood was also cut and sold in huge quantities for buildings, mines and ships. This work was done by workers hired by timber traders and forest contractors.