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'Urban forest' set up at CAG's office | 'Nagar Van' scheme

In a bid to control air pollution in the national capital, an urban forest has been set up in the park of the Comptroller and

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  3 July 2020 7:05 AM GMT


In a bid to control air pollution in the national capital, an urban forest has been set up in the park of the Comptroller and Auditor General's (CAG) office. On World Environment Day on June 5, the government had announced the implementation of the 'Nagar Van' scheme to develop 200 urban forests across the country in the next five years. Calling them lungs of the cities and oxygen banks, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said that it would be a dense urban forest with multiple tree layers, including 12,000 saplings of 59 indigenous species in another year. The Environment Minister appreciated that the 'Miyawaki method' of forest creation is employed which could help reducing the temperature by as much as 14-degree and increase the moisture by more than 40 per cent. (IANS)

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