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Why Haryana Govt's Proposed Bill Threatens Aravalli Forest Range

Mar 14, 2019 02:01 PM IST India India

The PLPA of 1900 provides legal protection to forests and trees on community lands, panchayat and municipal lands and private lands. With the Haryana PLPA amendment, environmentalists fear that much of the formerly protected land, especially the Aravalli hills, will open up for mining, construction and urbanisation.

Here's what Environmentalist Vijay Dashmana and Environment Activist Sunil Harsana has to say about the issue.