Why the recent Compensatory Afforestation Fund Act (with its Rs 56,000 cr “afforestation” scheme) is on a collision course with India's landmark Forest Rights Act that recognised the rights of Adivasis & forest-dwellers
India set to spend Rs 56,000 cr ($8bn) to plant trees to replace forests chopped for mines/industries. “I call it blood money; it reflects forests we’ve lost & you can never recreate what is being destroyed:” a senior forest officer via
Under Indian law, large industrial or infrastructure projects that fell forests must create forests elsewhere. Forest depts, however, just create monoculture plantations--a far cry from thriving forest ecosystems--often on lands that belong to tribals
#india: investigates how offset afforestation through $8 billion CAMPA funds leads to displacement of IPs and local communities, causing conflicts