India | India's plan to commercialize forests will impact bio diversity, tribals

India’s plan to commercialize forests will impact bio diversity, tribals

A new Draft National Forest Policy focuses on maximizing profit from forests by increasing productivity. Environmentalists are outraged; forest dwellers are ignored.

April 14, 2018 2:54 PM (UTC+8)
Men from India's Erikala tribe unload bamboo from the Nalamalla forest, at their hamlet at Lingala Mandal in Mahbubnagar district in Andhra Pradesh. The Erikala tribals earn their livelihood mainly by making bamboo products. Photo: AFP
Men from India's Erikala tribe unload bamboo from the Nalamalla forest, at their hamlet at Lingala Mandal in Mahbubnagar district in Andhra Pradesh. The Erikala tribals earn their livelihood mainly by making bamboo products. Photo: AFP
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