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ENV-RULES-RAMESH - Delay in afforestation act rules threatens tribals, forest dwellers: Ramesh

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New Delhi, Feb 14 (PTI) Congress leader Jairam Ramesh today said the Centre's delay in making draft rules for the Compensatory Afforestation Fund Act 2016 posed a "serious threat" to the rights and livelihoods of tribals and forest dwellers.
The rules are yet to be made public despite former environment minister Anil Madhav Dave's assurance to the Rajya Sabha in July 2016, Ramesh said in separate letters to Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan and Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu.
On July 28, ...