Going green: Govt to create urban forests in 200 cities and towns across India

Omkar Patne June 06, 2016 22:28:15 IST
Going green: Govt to create urban forests in 200 cities and towns across India
Going green Govt to create urban forests in 200 cities and towns across India

Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on the occasion of World Environment Day said that urban forestry will be the new thrust area of the government and steps will be taken to create "urban jungles (forests)" across 200 cities and towns across the country. CNN News18

Going green Govt to create urban forests in 200 cities and towns across India

The minister also released a pamphlet "Living With Leopards" containing practical ways to reduce man-animal conflict in the vicinity of Sanjay Gandhi National Park area. PTI

Going green Govt to create urban forests in 200 cities and towns across India

The environment ministry will launch the "Urban Forestry Scheme" in Pune, where 6,000 saplings will be planted to create an urban jungle on about 80 acres of land. PTI

Going green Govt to create urban forests in 200 cities and towns across India

The environment minister also released a leaflet “Living With The Leopards” that lists out practical tips to minimize danger to ourselves. PTI

Going green Govt to create urban forests in 200 cities and towns across India

The government has also initiated proactive measures for protection of wildlife and 'shoot at sight' orders given to armed guards at the Kaziranga National Park in Assam had resulted in the death of 24 poachers. PTI

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