Afforestation: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Aerial Seeding by Indian Navy Helicopters in Vishakhapatnam

Published: October 3, 2020

On October 2, 2020, the Indian Navy along with Greater Vishakhapatnam Municipal Corporation had undertaken Aerial Seeding in Vishakhapatnam. The initiative is aimed to increase green cover in and around Vishakhapatnam. Highlights The event was flagged off by MPs of Rajya Sabha and Commanding-in-Chief of the East Naval Command (ENC) of Vishakhapatnam. Around 6.25 tonnes ..

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‘Harit Path’: mobile app launched to oversee plantations along National Highways

Published: August 22, 2020

Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Sh. Nitin Gadkari launched a mobile app named ‘Harit Path’ to conduct monitoring operation of the plantation along the national highways through Geo-tagging and web-based GIS-enabled tools. Key Highlights In the virtual meeting on the context of ‘New Green Highways Policy (Plantation)’, the road transport ministry also discussed ..

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‘Forest Man’ wins 128th Commonwealth Points of Light Award

Published: March 4, 2020

Environmental activist Jadav Payeng, also called the ‘Forest Man’, was named as the winner of the 128th Commonwealth Points of Light Award. Payeng is a 57-year-old activist, who had transformed a treeless sandbar along the Brahmaputra river into a vast wildlife shelter. The award recognises people across the 53 Commonwealth nations for their exceptional contributions ..

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Financial Assistance to Kaziranga National Park under CAMPA

Published: March 3, 2020

On March 2, 2020, a Rajya Sabha Member of the ruling party replied about the financial assistance being provided to the Kaziranga National Park, Assam Highlights The Rajya Sabha MP Kamakhya Prasad Tasa said that Rs 94,46,585 and Rs 51,24,670 were sanctioned for Kaziranga National Park during the financial years 2018-19 and 2019-20. The funds ..

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Ministry of Coal forms Sustainable Development Cell

Published: December 16, 2019

On December 15, 2019, the Coal Ministry announced that it is to establish “Sustainable Development Cell” (SDC) to promote environment friendly and sustainable coal mining. The main objective of the cell is to address environmental concerns that arise during closure of mines. The cell will mentor, advise, plan and monitor mitigation measures to provide better ..

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