DMPQ- What are the challenges to the management and preservation of Indian Forestry.

Indian forests face a number of problems which are both natural and man-made. Some of the major problems are:

  • Inadequate and dwindling forest cover.
  • Low productivity
  • Nature of forests and their uneconomical utilisation
  • Lack of transport facilities
  • Forest fires
  • Plant diseases, insects and pests
  • Obsolete methods of lumbering and sawing
  • Lack of commercial forests
  • Lack of scientific techniques
  • Undue concessions to tribals and local people
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