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19th Commonwealth Forestry Conference held at FRI: 100 crore plants to be planted each year

Global warming is taking its toll all around the world, with melting caps of the glaciers to the dried up rivers. One cannot ignore the haphazard of Global warming, to focus our attention towards this grave matter the 19th Commonwealth Forestry Conference was held at the Forest Research Institute in Dehradun. Uttarakhand Governor KK Paul inaugurated the event at the convocation hall at FRI and addressed the delegates of 40 countries to participate in the conference. The Governor told that the Himalayan belt is the most affected by global warming and it is an alarm for us to wake up and do something in this regard. In the past few years, the forest cover has increased significantly but its density has decreased which has lead to the human-wildlife conflict. If a balance will be created among nature and humans then no such problems will arise.

19th Commonwealth Forestry Conference held at FRI: 100 crore plants to be planted each year

Src: Key points discussed in the conference held at FRI

The Secretary of Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change of India, NN Jha said that the Global temperature has risen by an average of 1.7 degree and efforts for absorbing the excess 2.5 billion Carbon Dioxide from the atmosphere by the year 2030 are being made for which around 100 crores plants need to be planted each year. At present, the focus is on increasing the 80-hectare jungle cover by 1/3.

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