Monday 4 May 2020

Compensatory Afforestation BTS

Ever wondered how the Indian government registers an increase in forest cover despite its environmentally destructive policies? Simple: by changing the definitions of forest cover. 'Compensatory afforestation' and 'forest diversion' are terms thrown in frequently by the government and its supporters in arguments pertaining to environmental concerns. Here's a quick look at what really happens behind the scenes of compensatory afforestation.

Comic from my column with Sunday Mid-Day. Also, a reminder to register your objections to the Draft EIA 2020  on Let India Breathe or on Jhatkaa here.

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