. Discuss the effects of forest acts on tribal people


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Ans: i. The Forest Act meant severe hardship for villagers across the country. After the Act, all their everyday practices – cutting wood for their houses, grazing their cattle, collecting fruits and roots, hunting and fishing – became illegal

ii. People were now forced to steal wood from the forests, and if they were caught, they were at the mercy of the forest guards who would take bribes from them

iii. It was also common for police constables and forest guards to harass people by demanding free food from them

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