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

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Draft Forest Legislation-Missing the Wood as Well as the Trees

The draft forest bill circulated in 1982 was industry-oriented and the present bill is ostensibly conservation-oriented. It is time to press for a law that respects the legitimate needs of people living in and around forests for their subsistence requirements, while at the same time addressing the task of environmental regeneration.

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