Issue Date: Mar 29, 2012
Large swathes of forests in Maharashtra risk being destroyed by forest fires allegedly started by tendu contractors. Large forest areas have been gutted in fires at different places in Vidarbha over the past fortnight. Sources in the forest department say these are not natural forest fires, a frequent phenomenon during summer. The tussle between state forest department and tendu leaf contractors is said to be the root cause of the forest fires.
Recent Supreme Court order in Vedanta case holds hope for tribal community life
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