Solution for forest encroachments soon: Javadekar

New Delhi, May 15: Union Minister of State for Environment, Forests and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar on Sunday said his ministry will soon come up with a solution to the mece of forest land encroachment. “This is a problem which we have inherited. We will soon come out with a solution. We are trying to deal with the problem scientifically,” Javadekar told IANS here. Over 15 lakh acres of forest land in India is under encroachment, the minister informed the Lok Sabha recently. According to data, Madhya Pradesh tops the list with 5.34 lakh acres of encroached land as of March 2016, followed by Assam with 3.17 lakh acres.

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