Reported by Ketki Angre and Sanjay Tiwari
, Edited by Shailaja Neelakantan
| Wednesday March 25, 2015, Pench Forest, Maharashtra
On National Highway 7, right in the middle of a lush, green forest near Maharashtra's Pench Tiger Reserve, is a stretch of land used by a quarter of the country's tiger population to move between the forests of central and southern India. This thickly-wooded corridor -- the only one connecting all the forests -- might soon be bereft of green cover, because the central and Maharashtra governments have recently issued a permit allowing the chopping of all trees on a stretch of this corridor.