Forest departments often exaggerate their achievements

Laws made to prevent sandalwood smuggling end up encouraging it

Policies that alienate the people from control over their habitat can cost the country dearly in terms of green cover and air and water quality

Chickens help to transport wood in the forests of Gujarat

Even the country's highest court cannot do much to control corruption

Wherever there is construction, there is corruption. The foundation of most projects rests on commissions, bribes and kickbacks

Sometimes, even the poor get a chance to cheat

Illegal trade threatens plant and animal species native to India

Diesel is subsided to help the poor farmer run his pumpset. But this cheap fuel is used to drive expensive cars of the rich

Corruption in the management of the environment culminated in the blinding of young men by the Bihar police