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Plantation drives increase U.P’s green cover by over 9% in 6 years: Report

The state government is laying a special focus on planting saplings of different species in the state to eliminate environmental imbalance and achieve inclusive development, says the U.P. government.

The plantation drive ongoing for the last six years has increased the green area of the state. (HT File)
Updated on Jul 22, 2023 10:16 PM IST

Forest fire training for villagers helps to protect the Western Ghats

The training offered by the forest department and Raintree Foundation, a non-profit organisation, as part of the forest fire management project, made this feasible

Villagers draw fire lines as a precaution to avert forest fire at Sakhargaon village in Velhe tehsil in Pune. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 16, 2023 11:07 PM IST
ByGayatri Vajpeyee

Over 80K hectares of forests diverted for infrastructure projects in 5 years: Centre

Forest area measuring over double the size of Mumbai suburban district was diverted for various infrastructure and development projects in the past five years, the Union environment ministry informed Rajya Sabha on Thursday.

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Updated on Apr 07, 2023 12:14 AM IST
ByJayashree Nandi, New Delhi

Plantations count for 28% forest cover: FSI DG

As per IFSR 2021, India's forest cover increased from 21.67% of the total geographical area in 2019 to 21.71% in 2021

India added 1,540 sqkm of forest cover to 713,789 sqkm in 2021, said the ISFR 2021. (Representative Image)
Updated on Jan 31, 2022 09:15 AM IST
ByJayashree Nandi, New Delhi
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