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Are colonial forest policies to be blamed?

"Enrichment plantation" was carried out during the colonial period in India. When a particular species of trees which are commercial profitable are planted after the removal of other species in the area is called "enrichment plantation".
 

Examples of "enrichment plantation" are

  • Teak trees planted in South India after cutting down natural forests
  • Chirr Pine plantations which have replaced the Himalayan oak in the Himalayas

 

Teak Plantation

Chirr Pine plantations





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