Nagar van scheme has been launched by government on the occasion of World Environment Day to develop 200 Urban Forests across the country in next five years
The scheme has been initiated as an “urban forest” program to plant trees on land that has been marked as forest lands but do not have any trees. Rapidly increasing urbanisation has put our forests and tree cover under great pressure and with a view to reduce this pressure and increase green cover in urban set up, the Central Government has launched the novel scheme of creating urban forest, known as Nagar Vana Udyan Yojana.
These city forests will provide the city dwellers a wholesome natural environment for recreation and will contribute to improvement of the city’s environment by pollution mitigation, cleaner air, noise reduction, water harvesting and reduction of heat island effect. The entry fees can be charged to the visitors which will be used for maintenance of the garden.
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