Save our Forests! | National Forest Policy 2018 Explained by Dhruv Rathee

Namashkar, friends! Our government is bringing: They have recently released a draft for it. Some of the things in the draft are so bad that they will severely threaten the forests of our country. It simply means that our forests are being sold to big companies and industries. Let’s know what it is. So, friends our old 1998 forest policy had a section on rights and concession and another one on tribal people and forests All these sections focused on indigenous people (‘adivasis’) who live in the forest. But in the 2018 draft policy both these sections have been removed. And three new sections have been introduced. So you see that the focus of tribals in our forest policy has been removed and seizing of forests by industries and plantations is being promoted. This says that the productivity of forest plantations is poor in most states. They say that the economic benefit or productivity from these areas is low. And they have said that, “This will be addressed by intensive scientific management of forest plantations of commercially important species. like teak, sal, polar and eucalyptus. The problem here is that if we only focus on commercial things only those kind will be grown and these plants are only grown to accrue profit They do nothing for the natural ecology of an area or state. Like the eucalyptus plants which soak in a lot of water. In 2016, the Karnataka government said this about the eucalyptus plant, “The lowering water level in their state is due to the eucalyptus plants.” So, it’s completely wrong that this draft only focuses on profit-making activities. We should focus on growing trees that fit with the natural ecology of that area. Not profit-making machines. This says that demand for timber and other forest produce is showing an increasing trend because of which the economy will continue to grow. This again, focuses on timber and how to meet demands for timber. It says that states would be encouraged to plant plants like these from which industries can get wood and timber. And alas! Indigenous plants are neglected again. An older report shows that normal forests have five times more rate of deforestation than tribal forests where indigenous people live We can see that tribal people and forests have a symbiotic relationship. This was also mentioned in our 1998 forest policy. It is important for tribal people and forests to stay together They both develop together and safeguard each other. And they also derive their livelihood from forests. We have seen the same sentiment in the Chipko movement and you also must have read about this in school as Joint Forest Management (JFM) Forest Report 2017 has told us that forests have increased by 1% than last year This is good news, you must be happy receiving this news but what this forest report didn’t tell was that many of these forest converted from being actual natural forests to becoming plantations. Our government counts forests and plantations into the same category but plantations can’t be counted under forests because plantations are often planted with commercially-profitable plants that are usually harmful to the environment and natural ecology of that area. So, in reality we don’t even know at what rate are our natural forests being depleted! This draft policy was created a month ago by the Ministry of Environement and then they said that they will be accepting suggestions on their emails. But the thing is that 14th April was the last day to give these suggestions. So, I am late to make this video! But I’m hopeful that even if we email them today they might consider our suggestions So, to make a list of suggestions I have consulted an environmental activist who has specified all the changes in the sections and policies that will make the draft better! I have linked the template email that he has given me. Please open that template, copy it and email it to these three emails: These are the emails of Ministry of Environment on which they had asked for suggestions. I am hopeful that they will take action on our suggestions- people watching this video from the Ministry of Environment or those who will read the suggestions. Because if we really want to save our natural forests we will need to safeguard them from all these plantations, companies and industries and keep them far away from our forests. Also, rights of tribal people or ‘adivasi’ people are as important as safeguarding our natural forests. So, friends please write that email and share this video! And I will now go back home and leave this jungle I will meet you all in my next video! Thank you!


  1. Videography kaise lagi doston, do you want to see more videos shot outside in forest or other places? Comment below to let me know 😀

  2. Please Help Us On Fees Hike Issue.We Are From Mumbai.This Is Also A Huge Problem For Parents Of Private School Kids.
    Jab Fees Itni Hike Hogi Toh Kaise Padega India Aur Kaise Badega India.

  3. @Dhurv look a video on earth gets just 20% of views as compare to your sermon against Modi….. This is what we are up to want more & more hate content than actual Cause…. hipocrasy

  4. Hey dhruv… I was just surfing on internet and I watched one video that a 11 years girl raped in masjid by 4 people… Do you heard about it and please do some research and let all know what's the truth… Is it real or politics..!??

  5. Mitron…is policy hai "Khulam Khula Loot policy 2018"
    Very good videography. It creates an emotion to the message. Only way out for our country is to have a system where Civil Services and Peoples representatives have equal power and keep each other in check. The current system served purpose for first 50 years now has become a political kichdi.

  6. Company jo products banati hai, uske liye v raw materials nature se hi aata hai. Forest, nature ko barbad karenge, to pollution to badhega hi, aage jakar raw materials v khatm hote chale jayenge aur desh ke economy par adverse effect padega.

  7. Make video on Geeta a girl raped in masjid , if you have guts . Or tell everybody that you are a so called secular

  8. 2 batein bro.. around 0.32 seconds se 0.37 seconds tak camera apne aap niche ata hai jab ap niche bethte Hain. I mean video apne akele ne shoot ki hogi toh ye kaise cam khud b khud position le raha hai ?
    Dusri baat – apki template email ka content toh Delete hogya, mai late hogya sayd ? Toh mails kaise kren ?

    Btana Jroor

  9. You are doing a phenomenal job Dhruv Rathee!! We adore your work !! Please keep going! The change of going outside was a very welcome change. Might be a good idea to have similar ideas of video locales variable to what the content is.

  10. Under fsi everything has been cleared properly as tree, private ownership and forest cover… Please don't spread rumours !

  11. Loved the way you explained flaws in National Forest Policy,2018 .I hope policy makers will consider your environmentalist friend's suggestions ,I have already mailed the document to the email id you mentioned in the video.Keep up the good work.

  12. Thank you @Dhruv for videos on forest… we must save our environment, yes there is symbiotic relationship between indigenous tribal people and forest because many tribals follow animism faith which means they believe everything has a spirit and so they worship forest as a spirit, A God…which provide them food and shelter…

    And yes you are a great source of inspiration…. Stay blessed….

  13. I am sorry I am too late to watch this video..I wanted to send email to government to change the draft (again it is too late) and I really wanted this BJP government to think about our nature first not corporate. the link to template email is removed and I think it is not required anymore as it is too late.

  14. Oh, so this was the reason for restructuring national bamboo mission and declassifing bamboo as a forest plant and supporting it's commercialisation, so everything has a connect….guys , India will soon be renamed ambani / adnani land

  15. are yar environment ne hamako banaya hamane use nahi banaya use jo chahiye o nature khud chalati hai hum koun hai use bigadane vale really ye govt. bakavas hai

  16. no wonder the government in jharkhand is so much concerned about tribal affairs, first the friction between sarna adivasis versus christian adivasis , dodgey domicile policy then freedom of reilgion and siultaneously demonizing all adivasis as maoists, then attack CNT/SPT Act, the adivasis land rights, all attempts back fired and the adivasi united, so now The government has included the OBC teli/kurmi in adivasi list so they could contain and finally eliminate adivasis and clear the land with immense mineral wealth underneath

  17. Foodchain ki band baj jayegi.
    Climate distub ho jayega. Herbs & Animals jo waha rehte h.
    This is invitation to disaster.

  18. our government has already banned neem, peepal and banyan trees. you can easily see that no govt places constructed have these trees. and no govt residences as well

  19. forest ka business se koi lena dena nai hona chahiye…vyapario ko dur rakkho natural forest se!!!!

  20. Yes u are correct our forest area is decreasing day by day so we all need to take strong steps.

  21. Tribal people plays a very important role in maintaining the status of a Healthy Natural forest ecosystem. ..How can they eliminate the sections dealing with the Tribal and their right and concession 😦. ..Dhruv ji i think even though the draft 2018 has no section on Tribal people i think the 2006 Scheduled Tribes and Other Forest Dweller Act will hold the rights of Tribal peoples with the Forest

  22. Bhai save water pe v video banao aaj kl bahut water park khul rahe hai jise bahut saara paani barbaad ho raha hai ..

  23. Sir, please make video on Soft drinks, this soft drinks are also taking lots of water, this is dangerous for our ecology and health

  24. Tamilnadu had started to face its problem, a ₹10k Cr. 8 lane Expressway from Salem to Chengalpattu(outskirt of Chennai) in the name of Green Corridor Expressway, which has most of its path through a reserve forest. Please make topic about that too.

  25. Natural Vs plantation forests.

    Natural forests contains variety of plant and animal species in that ecosystem. Which means denser forests and more animals there, more food for big animals resists Man-animal conflicts. Denser forests of Natural forestry gives upto intakes upto five times more CO2.

    Unlike natural forests plantation forests are grows fast and short lived. In their pace they not only suck up natural elements and barren ate the soil at fast pace but also lacks a firm structure for so much environment cleansing.

    In commercial forestry due to regular presence of plantation labor around wild animals perish. Then so appearing forest turns out as a big green painted factory. For tribal and forest people free Independent India will be same a British India. Millions of Humans and Animals will have to die again.

    British government did it this long ago same on the name of Scientific Forestry and we know that they plucked down more than half of Indian forests.

    Also Scientific Forestry now know as Big Human blunder by all Environmentalist so, it is so dumb for government to hide under it's name.

  26. Please make a video on Bombay Aarey colony government wants to sale whole Aarey colony land please please please save jungle

  27. You've made the vedio, most of the people don't even seriously focus on and no no govt take it as a serious issue thanks.

  28. tum lado PM post ke liye vote hum denge lekin shart ye ha ki tumne jo bhi sawal sarkar par khade kiye ha unke samadhan apne karyakal me kar ke dikhana hoga warna dobara kabhi kisi ke upar bewajah hamla mat karna

  29. what kind of nationalism when the very soul and the soil of the nation is handed over to the corporate, what about the sons of the soil.if the likes of ambani/adani get their hands on the precious minerals under adivasi/forest land., Nation's 75% wealth is constrained within 1% of the population, example in jharkhand para military camps propping up in rural/forest areas.forests have been outsourced/leased out to corporates.The media hand in glove, busy demonizing all tribals as naxals, the adivasis jailed for collecting firewood but the forester and the timber mafia get richer while the forest gets thinner and the ozone layer gets thicker. 5th schedule of the constitution and PESA acts havent seen the light of the day yet but government/mining sharks see what lays beneath

  30. This is what our India is,only 79k views and 1k comments . Do you think it is not the important topic to be discuss about and spread out for better of mankind
    We have damaged 60% wild life since 1970
    It's mean if you have 100 different kind of rose then you losted 60 of them now you have left 40
    Dhruv rathi sir please make more videos on such topics
    Our planet is in danger
    Thank you for this video

  31. Why are there no bhakts swearing modi allegiance in the comments? Shame on you bhakton, ye banda tumhare bhagwaan ki buddhimani se sochi hui nitiyon ko galat karar kar raha hai or tum chup chap sun rahe ho. Kya muh dikhaoge swarg me? Tum chup rahoge to achhe din kaise aenge? Jaago bhakton, jaago!

  32. They all are interrelated if there unemployment in country public will definitely find its way in nature for employment and that's how it begans and sad reality is this that this video has very few likes as compared to views why?

  33. Why govt. Or todays policy related to forests conservation is not been changing..Taking more profitable methods to unused these trees,plantations, make extra buisness needs..There is no Forestry security plan for save & secure our natural environmental conditions and situations regarding to protect our natural and surrounding resources..👉👉 👉SAVE TREES🌴🌲🌳! SAVE FORESTS! SAVE PLANTATIONS🌾🌿🍀🌱! SAVE EARTH🌎🌍🌎!👈👈👈

  34. Until unless we will protest and walk on roads nothing will happen , fastly mr modis government is cutting trees and forests without even think that they also breath oxygen .

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