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Environmental activists see red over proposed amendments to Forest Act

NEW DELHI, JULY 22: Environmental organisations and civil societies on Friday staged protests across the country over the tabling of the Forest (Conservation) Amendment (FCA) Bill 2023. They demanded rollback of the bill as it will change the governance of the forest and spell disaster for the country's forest resources and the livelihood of millions. Activists said the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) report on the bill showed the proposed amendments were rejected and opposed by stakeholders across all parties. Four JPC members shared dissent notes saying the bill would spell...