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Sheesham, kikar trees dying across Punjab

Muktsar/Bathinda, Punjab: Vanishing sheesham and kikar trees have become Punjab’s bane. Farmers see it a curse by some unhappy god.The sheesham is utilised as firewood and for shade and shelter while the kikar is known for its high medicinal value and its wood is used in a big way for making paper. That the phenomenon has attained Kafkaesque proportions is ...

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