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Prakash Javadekar: New Nagar Van scheme to help establish urban forests

Union Environment and Information & Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar has said that the new Nagar Van Scheme will help in creation of Urban forests in the cities.

In his message on the occasion of International Day of Forests today, Mr. Javadekar said, the scheme will also fill the gap between the cities and villages in terms of having their own forest cover.

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He cited India’s age-old tradition of developing and caring for village forests in vicinity of almost every rural patch. Under the Nagar Van Scheme , Urban forests will be developed in 200 cities in its first phase.

The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21st March as the International Day of Forests in 2012. The Day celebrates and raises awareness of the importance of all types of forests.

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