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India's New Reforestation Law Ignores Indigenous People, Analysts Say

A new Indian law to boost reforestation across the country ignores the importance of indigenous people in conserving land and tramples on their rights, analysts and activists said. India's upper house of parliament passed a bill late on Thursday that would give state governments more than 60 billion rupees ($895 million) a year to conserve and protect forests and wildlife. "It is a good bill," Minister of State of Environment Anil Madhav Dave said in a statement, adding...

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