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

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Education and Environment-Contribution of the Paper Industry

The impressive growth of the Indian paper industry conceals that the industry has been a major contributor to the increasing denudation of our forest wealth; that it has also contributed heavily to environmental pollution through its effluents which have killed marine life and rendered river waters generally impotable; and finally that it has not been able to save on imports of paper which have been rising rapidly of late. At the same time prices of white printing paper have been raised to levels which have put exercise books and textbooks beyond the reach of the majority of primary school children.

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