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MoEF draft on forests likely to exclude many Aravali tracts

Source: The Times of India, Date: June , 2016

A draft notification on definition of forests prepared by the environment ministry may finally resolve ambiguity over whether large tracts of the Aravalis are "forests". However, if approved, the notification may exclude scrub forests in the ecologically fragile hills that have less than 10% crown cover. Large Aravali stretches are not dense forests and have been recorded as 'gair mumkin pahar', `gair mumkin rada' and `rundh'. The draft does recognise these areas but says only parts of it with over 10% crown cover adjoining a recorded forest will be recognised as "forest".

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