Who was affected by the Colonial Forest Act?
- East India Company
The Colonial Forest Act, which was enacted during the British colonial period in India, affected various groups of people including Adivasis (indigenous people of India). The Act gave the government control over the forests, restricted access to forests, and imposed penalties for illegal felling of trees and hunting. This often led to the displacement of Adivasis and loss of their traditional livelihoods, while farmers and landlords were also affected by restrictions on access to forest resources.