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Land filled with endemic trees and resilient shrubs

GOA/PANAJI: The state government has proposed to create an urban forest in the state capital along the Miramar-Caranzalem beach front. Around 18 hectares land, owned by the state, could be developed into greenery under the Centre’s Nagar Van (urban forest) scheme.

The Centre has floated the ‘Nagar Van’ scheme, which aims to create 200 urban forests over a period of five years. While the main objective is to protect forest land from degradation and encroachment, the government also hopes that urban forests will aid in pollution mitigation and make cities resilient.

Interestingly, while the scheme stipulates that a minimum area of 10 hectares must be covered, CM Pramod Sawant has urged Union environment minister Prakash Javadekar to reduce the minimum area for urban forests from the proposed 10 hectares to four to five hectares for Goa.

 The News24 Goa

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