India’s Forest Cover Expanded 1% in Five Years: Javadekar
Union Minister, Prakash Javadekar with C K Mishra, Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change, attend the programme on World Environment Day.  in New Delhi
Union Minister, Prakash Javadekar with C K Mishra, Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change, attend the programme on World Environment Day. in New Delhi(Photo: PTI)

India’s Forest Cover Expanded 1% in Five Years: Javadekar

The forest cover of the country has increased by 1 percent in the last five years and continuous progress will happen only through participation of people, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said Thursday, 6 June.

The Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change called upon people to plant tree saplings.

Javadekar, who is also Minister of Information and Broadcasting, visited the premises of Gulshan Mahal, the historic building in Films Division that houses a part of the National Museum of Indian Cinema, which was inaugurated in January this year.

“This time, too, a similar progress should be recorded and for that we will try our best. This will happen through people’s participation, which is extremely important.”
Prakash Javadekar, Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
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"In our lives, the amount of oxygen we take, we must plant at least ten saplings. In the last five years, India's forest cover has increased by 1 percent.

The minister planted saplings at the venue as part of the celebration to mark the World Environment Day, which was Wednesday.

At the event, he was also joined by film personalities like Anupam Kher, Jackie Shroff and Vivek Agnihotri, among others.

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