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Delhi’s green cover increases to 23% in 2 yrs: ISFR – New Delhi News

“In the current assessment, the extent of forest cover of seven major cities has been carried out. The total forest cover in the seven major cities is 509.72 sq km which is 10.21 per cent of total geographical area of the cities. It is seen that the Delhi has the largest forest cover (194.24 sq km), followed by Mumbai (110.77 sq km) and Bengaluru (89.02 sq km),” the report stated.

The ISFR is a biennial publication of the Forest Survey of India, underneath the Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change.

Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai stated: “Thanks to the historic public-first governance measures of the Delhi government, green cover of Delhi has increased by almost 18 sq km.

“The Union Environment Minister launched the State of Forest Report (SFR)- 2021 at the moment. As per this report, green cover of Delhi has elevated by virtually 18 sq km in comparability to SFR 2019.”

He pointed out that the overall green cover (forest cover and tree cover) is now 342 sq km (as per SFR 2021) which was earlier 324.44 sq km.

“Thus, there’s a internet increment of 17.5 sq km in green cover. In phrases of share, the green cover of Delhi has elevated from 21.88 per cent to 23.06 per cent of its geographical space in the final 2 years i.e. 2019-2021.

(*2*) he added.

Delhi authorities stated in a press release that it goals to plant 33,00,000 saplings by March 2022. Delhi can be the primary metropolis to begin a Tree Transplantation Policy the place bushes can be transplanted and on the similar time, get replaced by 10 new bushes.

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