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India is missing the forest for the trees

On 30 December, Prakash Javadekar kickstarted a press conference with a two-volume, 604-page tome in his hands. It was the 2019 edition of the biennial India State of Forest Report, or ISFR, and it brought good tidings. 2019 had otherwise been a year of critical opprobrium for the newly inducted environment minister. He had promised to fast-track environmental clearances, backed the controversial felling of trees in Mumbai’s Aarey Colony and […]

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