ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Rule of Foreign Agencies in the Environment

What is the place of any international organisation in India's national forest and environment policy-making body? Although the felling of forests by the British in India is familiar history, what is kept under wraps is the post-independence destruction of forests by international agencies. To understand Food and Agriculture Organisation's role in India's policy-making, one has to go back to 1951, when the government agreed to the UN secretary general's request of inviting the organisation for a joint exploration to develop the country's pulp and paper industry, when, in fact, it was already well established.

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