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Delhi to Get More Forest Cover


In an initiative promoted by Delhi Government the green cover of the city will be increased by 5% in the next five years. The State Government has planned to expand city forests by 42 in number.

State Environment Minister Imran Hussian said that “The AAP Government is committed to provide clean air, water and environment to its residents, developing city forests and increasing green cover by 5% in the next five years”. He inaugurated a plantation drive in Najafgarh on 18th August’2016.


While addressing school children, the minister appealed that everyone should plant at least one tree and should nurture it like a family member. About 1500 tree saplings were planted on the event and two Eco Huts were also inaugurated.


Mitraon city forest in Najafgarh area is one of the 26 protected forests in Delhi spread over 100 acres. These green patches will have facilities like Eco Huts, meditation centres, watch tower, walking tracks, water bodies, medicinal plant gardens for the citizens.


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