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DEFORESTATION - Aravali losing green cover, orders ignored

Source: The Times of India, Date: December , 2014

Despite several court orders and government notifications, the Aravali forest is facing decimation from both the rich and the poor. If the rich are illegally clearing forests in Aravali for their farmhouses since buying of such land is allowed in Haryana, the poor are cutting trees for fuel. TOI saw large-scale clearing of forests in areas close to Ansals Aravali Retreat in Gurgaon, which has dozens of farmhouses.There are temporary roads through the forest and local women can be spotted chopping the kikar trees and carrying them home. “Sometimes, male members from nearby villages come and cut trees and then the women come to collect them,“ said a local resident.

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