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Govt modifies compensatory afforestation rules for ease of business

Updated : May 30, 2019 04:18 PM IST

States with over 75 percent forest cover, looking to divert forest land for non-forestry projects, can now carry out compensatory afforestation in other states.
The latest directive from the central government would promote ease of business and give a push to projects stuck for want of non-forest land for compensatory afforestation which itself is a debated practice under the Forest Conservation Act, 1980.
Environmentalists are raising questions about the effectiveness of compensatory afforestation out of the project state, given that the existing implementation of the practice is already poor.
Govt modifies compensatory afforestation rules for ease of business
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