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Environmental Issues in India by Mahesh Rangarajan

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Chapter 2

 

* Reprinted with permissions from Man and Environment. Vol. 10, 1986, pp. 83–90.

1. While carrying out fieldwork in Bastar and Koraput districts this was my experience. Large settlements are located deeper into the forests and the agricultural land was available to them near the marshy patches and the lakes. They have rarely gone for deforestation for the agricultural land. Whatever deforestation has been done is by the wood contractors who are supplying the wood for construction purpose and fuel.

2. While some of the proponents if iron technology and surplus like to argue in the favour of extensive agriculture I may point out that the surplus is always available by the intensive agriculture and not by extensive agriculture/where ...

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