GUWAHATI: Assam Forest Minister Pramila Rani Brahma on Friday said the green cover of the state was under constant attack from human encroachment.
Assam forests under pressure from encroachments: Minister
"It is a fact that there is pressure on forest land. There are various factors contributing to it. There is encroachment by bordering states. Then people of the state, who are displaced by flood and erosion, also encroach forest land," Brahma said in the Assembly.
Brahma informed that House that the Forest department has been conducting eviction drives from time-to-time in order to clear the encroachments.
Also, afforestation drives are being carried out across the state with a target of planting 10 crore saplings by the state government, the Minister added.