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SC voices concern over deforestation

  • IASbaba
  • February 19, 2020
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SC voices concern over deforestation

In news:

Chief Justice of India said:

  • Deforestation is so rapid that before anyone knows everything will be lost
  • Condemned humanity’s tendency to abuse natural resources for greed and profit.
  • Estimate the value of a tree, factoring in the value of the quantum of oxygen it emits in its lifetime.

From Prelims Point Of View:

Deforestation

  • Large-scale removal of trees from forests (or other lands) for the facilitation of human activities. 
  • Result in the loss of biodiversity, damage to natural habitats, disturbances in the water cycle, and soil erosion.
  • Contributor to climate change and global warming.

Reasons:

  • Agriculture – small-scale and large scale farming
  • Logging – cutting of trees for use as raw material
  • Mining and urban expansion – clearing of forest area for the construction of infrastructure

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