Wildlife conservation awareness campaign to be held Oct 2-8: Environment Minister Delhi
Update: September 28, 2021 9:53 p.m. STI
New India [India]Sep 28 (ANI): Delhi’s Environment Minister Gopal Rai said on Tuesday that the Delhi government will hold a wildlife conservation awareness campaign from Oct 2-8 to raise awareness about conservation. of the environment.
During a press conference, Rai said, “Between October 2 and October 8, we will be holding a Van Jeev Sanrakshan Abhiyan program at Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary. Activities will be carried out to raise awareness.
“We are committed to preserving the environment. Along with the green belt, animals in the forest are greatly affected. Human pollution releases really harmful gases,” he said.
He said the tree planting target of 22.32 lakh out of 33 lakh had been achieved. The government plans to plant the rest of the trees by March 2022.
Talking about tree plantings over the years, he added, “When pollution control was launched by Kejriwal government, in 2015-16, 16.51,000 trees were planted, in 2016-17, In the previous Kejriwal government from 2015-2020, a total of 1, 15,00,000 trees were planted in 5 years in Delhi.Last year we planted 32,40,000 trees and this year we planted 22 lakh trees till now. Therefore, in the last seven years, the Kejriwal government has planted 1,70,00,000 saplings.”
“In 2019, the Forest Survey of India report stated that Delhi had 21.88% of its area under the green belt. In 2015, the total area of Delhi was 1483 square kilometers. Of this total, 325 square kilometers green belt was developed in Delhi, which was 21.88% of the area.Since 2015, nearly 1 crore 70 lakh of plants have been planted in Delhi.These reports were used in meetings with other departments.Each department has appointed different agencies, like Dehradun Forest Research Institute, Pusa Institute among others.Third party audit is ongoing for these,” Rai said while completing the coverage target. green in Delhi.
He said the Delhi Development Authority (DDA), New Delhi City Council (NDMC), Public Works Department (PWD), South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC), East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC), Central Public Works Department (CPWD) and The Delhi Jal Board is among the 19 departments working in collaboration to plant trees in Delhi. (ANI)