Edward Balfour on forests and dessication

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In 1849, Edward Balfour and others began to examine the role of forests in the water balance of southern India. A debate ensued and that led to the creation of the forest department and the idea of …

In 1849, Edward Balfour and others began to examine the role of forests in the water balance of southern India. A debate ensued and that led to the creation of the forest department and the idea of government forest conservation.

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