World Environment Day: Javadekar announces ‘urban forest’ program for 200 corporation cities of India

Jun 05, 2020

New Delhi, Jun 05 (ANI): Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar announced ‘urban forest’ program on World Environment Day. Javadekar said, “India has been able to preserve 8% of world’s biodiversity. This is no small feat. India has been able to prove that here is a country that can preserve despite constraints. We have decided to launch ‘urban forest’ program in 200 corporation cities of India. I appeal to all city corporations to map the forest land and degraded land in cities and if that is reserved for creating urban forests, then, it will become a people's movement.”