Q. 63.8( 9 Votes )
The Forest Act led to an increase in the hardship of the villagers across the country. The Forest Act affected the villagers in different ways which were:
• The practices like cutting wood for making houses, grazing their cattle, collecting fruits and roots, hunting and fishing became illegal.
• As a result, people started stealing wood from the forests. If they get caught by the forest guard, they have to pay the bribe to him.
• Women were worried the most as they had to collect fuelwood.
• People were also harassed by the police constables and forest guards for getting free food.
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