Nagar Van Scheme
On June 5, 2020, the Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar launched the “Nagar Van” scheme. The scheme was launched to mark the Environment Day.
The scheme emphasizes on urban forestry. Under the scheme, around 200 urban forests are to be developed all over the country in next five years.
Also, a film was played that narrated about the initiatives of Punaikars along with the Department of Forests. The film also iterated the fact that 16.8 hectares of barren hill has now been converted into green forests. Today the forest is rich in biodiversity. It has 23 plant species, 15 butterfly species, 29 bird species, 10 reptiles. The forest now helps in maintaining ecological balance. This Warje Urban forest will act as a role model for the rest of the country
India has 8% of world biodiversity with only 2.5% of world land mass. It should also carry 16% of humans and cattle as well. Also, the fresh water availability in the second most populous country in the world is just 4%.
Month: Current Affairs - June, 2020
Category: Environment Current Affairs