NTCA (Syllabus: GS Paper 3 – Env and Eco)

News-CRUX-10     30th October 2023        
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Context: The National Tiger Conservation Authority ( NTCA ) Ministry for Environment, Forest & Climate Change in collaboration with the Sankala Foundation is organising an art exhibition titled, “Silent Conversation: From Margins to the Centre”,


National Tiger Conservation Authority ( NTCA )

  • About: It is a statutory organization created under the Wild Life (Protection) Amendment Act, 2006 following the recommendation of the Tiger Task Force.
  • Chairperson: Minister of Environment .
  • Members include: Member of Parliament, Experts & Professionals, Chairpersons of National Commission for the Scheduled Tribes and Scheduled Caste etc.


Objectives

  • To grant statutory authority to Project Tiger, making compliance with its directives a legal requirement.
  • To enhance accountability in the management of Tiger Reserves by facilitating Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) between the Center and State governments within the federal structure.
  • To establish parliamentary oversight in the process.
  • To cater to the livelihood concerns of local communities residing in the vicinity of Tiger Reserves.


Project Tiger

  • It is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme of the Ministry of Environment.
  • Launched in 1973 for in-situ conservation of wild tigers in designated tiger reserves.
  • The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has an overarching supervisory role, performing functions as provided under the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
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