The government is now considering the creation of 1,400 kilometre stretch of green wall - “Great Green Wall’ from Gujarat to Delhi-Haryana. The decision comes after an ISRO report in 2016 had revealed that more than 50% of the land in states like Gujarat, Rajasthan and Delhi had been degraded.
New Delhi: The government is now mulling the creation of a 1,400 kilometre stretch of ‘Green Wall’ across Gujarat to Delhi-Haryana. The green belt which will stretch from Porbandar to Panipat will help in restoring degraded land along the Aravali hill range across Gujarat, Haryana and Delhi.
News reports quoted an official as saying that the idea had been part of the agenda of the recently held conference of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification.
The report also said that the plan, which had been in the pipeline for nearly a decade, is looking to restore 26 million hectares of degraded land by 2030.
In 2016, an ISRO reported revealed that over 50% of the land in Gujarat, Rajasthan and Delhi had been degraded.
The move has left several netizens excited. Many have said that this would go on to become yet another success story of the Modi 2.0 government.
“GREEN WALL is a tremendous idea - we welcome this move to cover more area under forests ” on @IndiaAheadNews @narendramodi @moefcc #GreenWall Government plans 1,400km long great ‘green wall’ of India | India News - Times of India https://t.co/bb8iTEgHvT— Kavita Ashok (@kavitaashok1969) October 9, 2019
If the #Modi Govt. 2.0 is able to approve the project on priority basis & implement it with fervour, then the climate, environment and the health of the country will undergo a massive positive change. An indelible legacy will be left behind.#GreenWall— Srinivas Jayaprakash (@CustosLegis_Jay) October 9, 2019
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Last Updated Oct 9, 2019, 11:51 AM IST