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The Government enacted the Panchayat Extension to Scheduled Areas (PESA) Act in 1996. Which one of the following is not identified as its objective?

(a) To provide self-governance
(b) To recognize traditional rights
(c) To create autonomous regions in tribal areas
(d) To free tribal people from exploitation



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The Panchayat Extension to Scheduled Areas (PESA) Act of 1996 is a legislation enacted by the Government of India with the aim of extending self-governance and recognizing traditional rights to the tribal communities living in the Scheduled Areas of the country. The Act intends to empower the tribal communities and protect their rights over land, resources, and local governance.

While the PESA Act aims to provide self-governance, recognize traditional rights, and free tribal people from exploitation, it does not specifically seek to create autonomous regions in tribal areas. The Act focuses on strengthening the local self-government institutions such as Gram Sabhas within the tribal areas and ensuring their participation in decision-making processes.


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