question_answer1) Each mile of railway track required between 1,760 and 2,000 sleepers. If one average sized tree yields 3 to 5 sleepers for a 3 metre wide broad gauge track, calculate approximately how many trees would have to be cut to lay one mile of track.View Answer play_arrow
question_answer5) Discuss how the changes in forest management in the colonial period affected the following groups of people. (a ) Shifting cultivators (b) Nomadic and pastoralist communities (c) Firms trading in timber/forest produce (d) Plantation owners (e) Kings/British officials engaged in shikarView Answer play_arrow
question_answer7) Between 1880 and 1920 forest cover in the Indian subcontinent declined by 9.7 million hectares, from 108.6 million hectares to 98.9 million hectares. Discuss the role of the following factors in this decline. (a) Railways (b) Ship building (c) Agricultural expansion (d) Commercial farming (e) Tea/Coffee plantations (f) Adivasis and other peasant usersView Answer play_arrow
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