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

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Social Forestry and Eucalyptus

Social Forestry and Eucalyptus S Shyam Sunder S Parameswarappa can be brought down to $ 30 in the tropical zone. This is not a glass house experiment but the working result in a factory whose installed capacity of 4,00,000 tonnes, is now being increased to 8,40,000 tonnes. This was when the WE had tried to answer in our article 'Social Forestry in Karnataka' (November 21, 1987) the diverse charges that are foisted on social forestry, including those covering poor vs rich and rural needs vs requirements of industry. As reiteration would make no difference to those whose minds are made up, we would not like to touch upon these issues again. The other issues concerning Karnataka, brought out in the article of S R Ramaswamy ('Social Costs of Social Forestry' June 25, 1988) deal with (I) forests missing from reserve forests, (2) the forest department of Kamataka being the single largest beneficiary of the programme, and (3) the charge of promotion of eucalyptus for favouring industries.

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