ITANAGAR: Even as the Arunachal Pradesh government has launched the ‘Green Arunachal’ campaign in recent time to protect the State’s greenery, a recent census report revealed that half of the State’s population is still dependent on forest for their livelihood.

As many as 68.7 per cent of the total population in the State are still dependent on firewood for cooking purpose besides selling in the market for their livelihood, according to a report of house listing data of census of India 2011.