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

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Fate of the Forest Conservation and Tribal Rights

The recent circulation of a draft Forest Act has once again brought into question the future of India's forests. The draft Act proposes to take a strongly conservationist stand against environmental degradation by severely restricting people's rights to the forest. How environmentally successful and socially just will such a policy be?

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