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

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Forestry Debate and Draft Forest Act-Who Wins, Who Loses

A careful reading of the government's draft new forest act, to replace the Indian Forest Act of 1927, shows that its real aims are (i) to restrict people's rights in reserved forests, which are owned and managed by the state; and (ii) to sharply limit the area or extent of village forests in which local communities could exercise more effective and independent control.

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