India: History of country’s deforestation and how it’s currently being addressed

Unknown to many, the Indian nation accounts for the biggest number of
the underprivileged in the entire world, many of whom rely completely
or implicitly on green areas for a living. Poverty, as well as the
huge and escalating human population, places indefatigable pressure on
the forested parts of India. The end result is serious dilapidation of
the country’s woodland resources. The turn of the 19th century marked
the start of deforestation in India. In the year 1823, the elect
governor of India named Thomas Munro believed that the
industrialization process could take heights in the world economy.

Having assumed in such matter, he opened forestry programs which then
truly created a world of promising economy. However, this was also the
start of nature’s fall in India. The long logging problems of over 4
years covered the entire nation; and its forests, like other jungles
in the world, was buffeted by a sudden impact of stress. It was only
through the Act of 1878 that the Indian forests began to be protected
by the government. For 50 years, the Indian forested lands truly
suffered and at the same time prospered from an economy that is not
theirs. Today, vast environmental projects have been and are being
practiced in India. The administration has made an effort to slow down
losses to its jungles and enlarge tree shelter through a sequence of
plans with backing from the World Bank. It has the largest
participating funds that direct to the solutions of their
deforestation problems. The systems include tree planting,
preservation of the non-damaged part of their nature, and penalties
for the ones going above the prohibitions set. Incentives were also
given to the minorities who learned how to adhere to the government’s
policies regarding nature safeguarding.

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