Tag Forests

The Baton of Forest Restoration in Pursuit of Net Zero Race

Mohan Chandra Pargaien For carbon sequestration, India must revisit its policy framework and reverse fading participation of local communities India’s pledge to set a net-zero target by 2070, at the COP26 summit, Glasgow, has again highlighted the importance of forests…

Forest Fires in North India: A Man Made Disaster

Forest Fires in North India: A Man-Made Disaster

Tikender Singh Panwar In the first week of April forest fires in North India nearly started engulfing large tracts of land. The Forty-five incidents of forest fires in the last 24 hours in Uttarakhand have captured the headlines in most…

Forest Rights and People’s Movements in India

Amita Bhaduri In pre-colonial times, India’s forestlands were mostly under the use of the local communities. Forest policies led to centralisation in colonial times with forestland being subject to commercial over-exploitation for revenue generation purposes. This, in turn, led to…