FORESTS

Down to Earth - - COVER STORY -

To­tal area | 1.9 mil­lion ha Com­mu­nity own­er­ship | over 30%

CON­TENDERS

Cen­tre: Gives enough con­trol to state for­est depart­ment to take de­ci­sions State: Says tra­di­tional com­mu­nity prac­tices like jhum de­grade forests; pro­motes pri­vati­sa­tion through plan­ta­tions Com­mu­ni­ties: Want to follow tra­di­tional prac­tices but are forced to give up land for plan­ta­tions

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