Prop review

the Union government is reconsidering its decision to curtail central support to states for projects under the Integrated Forest Protection Scheme (ifps). The new arrangement, which requires the centre to provide 75 per cent of the ventures' cost instead of bearing the entire expenses, has caused a lot of resentment among the Northeast (ne) states. The Union cabinet is expected to settle the matter in February.

In the current financial year, only two ne states