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Private companies to get degraded land for forest harvesting

Private companies to get degraded land for forest harvesting

The government Tuesday said it has decided to give degraded land, which is about one-third of the total forest area, to private industries on lease for commercial forest harvesting to boost employment and generate revenue.

Ecologists warn against restoration of degraded land

The United Nations aims to restore 150 million hectares of degraded land worldwide by 2020 - but restoration ecologists warn that it will take more than simple tree plantation.

45% of country`s land degraded: Environment report

At least 45 per cent of the
country`s land is degraded, air pollution is on the rise in
all cities while rare flora and fauna is diminishing at a
rapid rate, according to the State of Environment Report India
2009.