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New Delhi: The government will soon announce a scheme to allow private players to develop degraded forest land under the private-public partnership model, a union minister said on Tuesday.

prakash-javadekar“We have forest land where there are no forests. We have already formulated a scheme and it will be put on the ministry’s website soon,” Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said on the sidelines of Confederation of Indian Industry’s (CII) 10th Sustainable Summit.

He said the degraded forest land would be given on lease which industrialists, who otherwise import wood, could harness for commercial purposes.

However, he said, it would be mandatory to grow local tree species on 10 per cent of such land for sustainability of flora and fauna.

The minister said the scheme would benefit the industry as their dependence on imported wood would be reduced and will provide employment for the locals.

Javadekar said the land ownership would, however, remain with the government.

(IANS)

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Talking to the media, Javadekar said the government will include the “whole story” of Emergency in school curricula for students to understand the reality of the time.

He said that 1975-77 Emergency imposed by then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi will always remain a black chapter in Indian history.

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The HRD Minister was among several party leaders who attended an event that the BJP called a “black day” to mark the 43rd anniversary of Emergency which was clamped on June 26, 1975. (IANS)