question_answer3) In 1984, the Karnataka government set up a company called Karnataka Pupwood Limited. About 30,000 hectares of land was given virtually free to this company for 40 years. Much of this land was used by local farmers as grazing land for their cattle. However the company began to plant eucalyptus trees on this land, which could be used for making paper pulp. In 1987, a movement called Kittiko-Hachchiko (meaning, pluck and plant) started a non-violent protest, where people plucked the eucalyptus plants and planted saplings of trees that were useful to the people.
|Suppose you belong to any of the following groups, what arguments would you put forward to defend your side: a local farmer, an environmental activist, a government official working in this company or just a consumer of paper. [NCERT]|
question_answer4) Governments initiate schemes and programme to alleviate the suffering of the poor and meet their basic needs. But poverty remains in the country? What could be the reasons for such a situation? [NCERT]
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