Centre drafts national forest policy; Focuses on urban greens, private participation and climate change mitigation

Times of India – March 16, 2018

Seeking to replace the country’s 30-year-old national forest policy, the Centre has come out with a new draft policy which calls for promoting urban greens, public private partnership models for afforestation, strengthening forest fire prevention measures and plantations in catchment areas to rejuvenate water bodies among many proposals to protect India’s green cover.

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