Ranchi to Get 2 Urban Forests
The state department of forests, environment and climate change will be setting up two urban forests outside the city limits by early next year. The sites will offer nearly 90 hectare of lush green and dense vegetation which will make denizens feel at one with nature.
The urban forests, also known as Nagar Van, are a part of the Union government’s scheme to set up such sites in 200 cities across the country by 2025. The scheme was launched in June this year by the Union forest minister Prakash Javdekar.
After the scheme’s launch, the Union ministry of forests, environment and climate change had asked respective state governments to send in their proposed cities and its sites. The primary criteria for the scheme were that a city had to have a municipal corporation and the proposed site was already a forest patch within the municipality limits.