1. Any diversion of forest property for any purpose, including assignment of leases, requires prior permission of the State Government under the Forest Conservation Act of 1980.
2. The Forest Conservation Act of 1980 was primarily focused on reserve forests and national parks.
3. In 1996, the Supreme Court broadened the concept of forest land to encompass any places designated as forest in official records, regardless of ownership, recognition, or categorization.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?