Encroachment

of forests

It’s shocking, but 1,09,964 hectares of forest land has been encroached upon in the State, according to Minister for Forests B. Ramanath Rai. Sagar has the highest encroachment of 12,225.4 hectares, followed by Belgaum (10,129.46 hectares) and Bhadravati (9,005.72 hectares). About 45,099 hectares has been cleared of encroachments.

— Special Correspondent

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