DR Pant

Dr Pant is the Dadeldhura correspondent for Kantipur Publications.

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Dadeldhura, once covered with forests, is gradually losing trees

Up until a decade ago, Dadeldhura was almost all lush forest. Over 75 percent of the district was under a cover of the massive Mahabharat forest, which spread for 66 kilometres from Mahakali in the west to the Tele highlands along the Doti border in the east. The Chure forest spread from Mahakali to Kailali. But today, massive deforestation and encroachment by human settlements have destroyed nearly a half of the forests.

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