Twelve metropolis forests have been developed within the nationwide capital and 4 extra might be prepared quickly, Surroundings Minister Gopal Rai informed the Centre on Monday.
5 of the 12 metropolis forests are unfold in an space of over 10 hectares — the Centre mandates growing Nagar Van (metropolis forest) unfold in an space between 10 to 14 hectares.
The 5 talked about by the Delhi authorities have been developed at Nasirpur (28 hectares), Alipur (19.50 hectares), Mitraon Pocket B (35.15 hectares), Taj Enclave (56 hectares), and Hauz Rani (28 hectares), in keeping with the minister.
Work is underway to develop 4 extra metropolis forests at Mamoorpur, Ayanagar, Jaunpur, and Dera Mandi, the minister stated throughout a gathering of states and Union Territories referred to as by Union Surroundings Minister Prakash Javadekar.
Mr Rai stated the Delhi authorities will work along with the Centre and neighboring states to search out options to environmental issues.
He additionally stated town authorities has set a goal of planting 31 lakh saplings by March 31 subsequent 12 months.
“The Centre has set a goal of planting 15 lakh saplings in Delhi. Our goal is 31 lakh. We launched a pakhwara not too long ago and planted 10 lakh saplings. I feel we will obtain our goal by March 31,” he stated.
The target of the plantation drive is to extend the nationwide capital’s inexperienced cowl from 325 sq. kilometres at current to 350 sq km by 2021, he stated.
As many as 29.37 lakh saplings have been planted in Delhi in 2019 in opposition to the goal of 24.18 lakh, he stated.
The minister stated the Delhi authorities has been offering Rs 20,000 every to eco golf equipment in 2,000 authorities faculties to construct atmosphere consciousness amongst kids.
“The forest and horticulture departments and Delhi Parks and Gardens Society present saplings to those eco golf equipment from their nurseries throughout the nationwide capital,” he stated, including town authorities will concurrently implement the Centre’s scheme to create nurseries in faculties.