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Sal forest worth: Rs 30,000 crore
85% population dependent on forest
65% people below poverty line

Once rich in forest and grazing land
Now known as 20th century desert
68% population marginal and unemployed

First district for tribal development
Rampant deforestation
Malnutrition and starvation deaths

Average rainfall: 1,300 mm
Irrigation: 2% of gross cropped area

Policymakers don t need to go too far to eradicate poverty. The solution is as close as is a village well to a villager

Which districts in India are the poorest and why? Down To Earth DTE analyses the surfeit of data and information to bring forth the underlying reality of the 10 poorest districts in India environmental degradation. How has neglecting the natural reso

Employment guarantee means entitlement to rural livelihood and food security

As the Himalayan country s forestry scheme for the poor reaps rich dividends, its government entrusts more degraded areas to the underprivileged. The only hurdle for a complete environmental revival seems to be bureaucratic inertia

Mounting economic pressures cast a dark shadow on the future of camels and their traditional breeders in Rajasthan

Exaggerated reporting about fish catches has painted a false picture of the oceans health

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