Browsing: Timber smuggling in Kashmir

Forests

Straining Forests

From once a self-sufficient timber producer to a major importer, Kashmir’s forest tale has many…

Cover Story

The Forest Folklore

Battle against smuggling has made Kashmir literally beg for cheap inter-continental timber that now sustains…

Crime

The only job

Almost all the young men of a forest village in Baramulla district indulge in timber…

Crime

Denuding Kashmir

Timber smuggling fuelled by a construction boom is causing widespread destruction to the forests in…

Ecology

Living dangerously

Timber smuggling is a lucrative but risky business. Many young men have lost their lives…