Issue Date: Nov 30, 1993
VEERAPPAN, the legendary sandalwood smuggler, may be nabbed shortly, but putting an end to rampant sandalwood smuggling in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu may prove considerably more difficult. The ban on sandalwood export, in conjunction with anti-people conservation measures, have seen more and more people turn to sandalwood smuggling, with the result that Veerappan is now only part of a larger social disease.
Recent Supreme Court order in Vedanta case holds hope for tribal community life
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