World Environment Day: India launches Nagar Van project to create urban forest in 200 cities

On World Environment Day, India has launched an ambitious project to create urban forest cover which will act as green lungs in 200 cities across the country. There is a need to increase forest cover in urban areas to create and enhance their lung capacities, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Friday at an event to mark World Environment Day, which was organised virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. During the virtual celebration of World Environment Day 2020, themed as 'Nature and Biodiversity', Javadekar launched the Nagar Van or Urban Forests with 200 corporations and cities across India while urging people to actively participate and increase the tree cover in their areas.

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