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Nowadays, increasing environmental crime is causing for enormous environmental degradation at Duars region of West Bengal. Disappearance of one organism from the ecosystem can pose serious impact on survival of other organisms. There are different kinds of environmental crime carried out in forest track areas such as illegal logging, wild animal trafficking, boulder mining from the rivers moving through forest etc. Huge profit margin in such activity and poor vigilance in the forest is fuelling environmental crimes. Being attacked by easy earning poor people gets engaged in such kind of illegal activities. This study has also been found out a relationship between deprivation and involvement of rural people with that kind of illegal activity using derivation index.