ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Ashland in Copper

October 14, 1967 bogged down in official fears about the pace of regeneration of forests, though the promoters have offered to take care of it in exchange for a long lease and ban on grazing in the leased area. There are also fresh difficulties over the fixation of royalty on fellings; the successor Governments of divided Punjab wish to levy much higher rates than were offered initially. The estimated cost of the project now exceeds Rs 20 crores. The Birla projects, of course, had made no progress even before the official interdict on sanctions to the group came into effect.

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