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MoEFCC officials said increasing area under oil palm cultivation would contribute to a rise in forest cover but it has worried agriculture and environmental experts.(Representational Image)

Oil palm push in the northeast may impact biodiversity, water table, say experts

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2020 12:55 PM IST
Ministry of Commerce and Industry has informed Parliament that the area under oil palm cultivation has increased from 3 lakh hectares in 2015-16 to 3.57 lakh hectares in 2019-20
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