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India’s forests: A tale of growth, loss, and revival


A controversial Bill to amend the Forest (Conservation) Act — that regulates the diversion of forests for construction and mining — was earlier passed by both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha without much debate. The amendments narrow the definition of areas under the purview of the Act and have consequently worried environmentalists, conservationists, and tribal groups. Forests play …

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