- July 2, 2020
- Posted by: admin1
- Category: DPN Topics
Urban Forest inaugurated at the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India in New Delhi
- Urban forests are the lungs of the cities and act as an oxygen bank and Carbon Sink.
- Miyawaki method of forest creation is employed which could help in reducing the temperature by as much as 14 degree & increase the moisture by more than 40%.
- The Urban forest has an ecosystem which has the capacity to restore habitat for birds, bees, butterflies and micro fauna. These are essential for pollination of crops and fruits and to help maintain a balanced ecosystem.
- On the occasion of World Environment Day this year, the government announced implementation of the Nagar van scheme to develop 200 Urban Forests across the country in next five years with a renewed focus on people’s participation and collaboration between Forest Department, Municipal bodies, NGOs, Corporates and local citizens.
Miyawaki method is a method of urban afforestation by turning backyards into mini-forests.