Urban forestery scheme, will you contribute?

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  1. anupamsurey

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    Urban forestry scheme to combat climate change

    NEW DELHI: The environment ministry will launch an urban forestry scheme on June 6 which will involve afforesting degraded forest lands in and around 200 cities. On the occasion of World Environment Day, environment minister Prakash Javadekar said the forestry scheme will act against climate change by creating a carbon sink and against air pollution in cities. The scheme will include a "smriti van" service where any resident can plant a sapling in memory of his or her loved one by paying Rs 2000 to the state forest department.
    The ministry is also considering starting tree surveys in cities which can be conducted by residents and college or school students. A plan is being worked to create small nurseries of about 1000 to 2000 plants in government schools where there is some extra space.
    The urban forestry scheme will be launched in Pune where a 70 ha degraded forest land is made available. About 4,000 saplings of native varieties will be planted in a phased manner. "Delhi has forests but there are several cities with only gardens. All 199 corporations have been asked to send us details of space availability," said Javadekar who said that he hopes the Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA) bill will be passed in the parliament that will make available RS 35,000 crores to each state. A part of the fund can also be used for urban greening projects.
    Apart from the new forestry scheme, Javadekar said waste management rules 2015 (for e-waste, biomedical waste, solid waste and plastic waste) have been uploaded on the ministry's website. "We urge people to send their comments on these draft rules," he said.
    The ministry is also making arrangements for people to send their pictures of planting saplings to the ministry so that they can be uploaded somewhere, to give credit to people who will take part in the initiative. On June 5, PM Modi will kick off a plantation drive by planting a sapling at 7, RCR, cricketer Virat Kohli and wrestler Sushil Kumar will plant saplings at Paryavaran Bhavan in Delhi. Similar programmes will be held in most of the states led by sportspersons.
     
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    anupamsurey Regular Member

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    I m sending my suggestions and planning to plant few saplings in y colony with corporator and few other people.
     
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    jackprince Turning into a frog Senior Member

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    It is surprising just a few days ago a friend of mine was suggesting a similar project. Pay Rs.500 to plant a sapling in some occasion of your life - like birthdays or something. Well, similar thoughts and good ones are always welcome.
     
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    Sakal Gharelu Ustad Detests Jholawalas Moderator

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    Now urban forests will deal with climate change!! haha! Planting a few saplings in cities-what a joke for carbon sequestering!
     
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    anupamsurey Regular Member

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    it will at least change the cities in India, plus beautiful cities aur birthright, so what is wrong in trying ?
     
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    you wont have to even pay 500 rupees, saplings are available in forestry dept for 5-10 rupees.
     
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    Sakal Gharelu Ustad Detests Jholawalas Moderator

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    Nothing. I am against using big words like- impact on climate change!

    Ofcourse, cities should be made nicer with more open areas and trees.
     
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    anupamsurey Regular Member

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    does your friend, Interacts on mygov.nic.in, becuae posting something useful in that website doesnt go waste.
     
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    small steps for long journey:)
     
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    reminds me of CSIR-Lko, NEERI-Ngp and the areas surrounding SGNP in Thane & Mumbai! big things like climate-change and such aside, its a real, genuine pleasure to go and move in and around these/such areas. the temp.s too here usually remain a few notches down from elsewhere in our the-less-written-the-better cities. great move i must say, atleast for local goals & effects!
     
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    afforest Himalayas, other hills and traditional jungles which were denuded by the British to lay railway tracks... and subsequently by thekadars of jungles in collaboration with Indian Forest Service..


    Or visits some cantonment areas to see how forestry is done .. Those are the models of urban forestry ..
     
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    Actually his suggestion was for the program for urbanites who don't have a place to plant any sapling but are very conscious of the need of green. His proposal was that this will be like a bond he will purchase and a sapling will be planted by the forst dept. with given no. and such in a forest land where it is needed, and if the person wanted he can visit the plat (s). It was nothing concrete an idea, but we were chating and it came up; and prompting went into Maggi controversy. So there you see, the ideas are similar!
     
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    Guys, this man made climate change is a highly controversial topic even among the scientists. Scientists are still
    You know this man made climate change itself is a very controversial topic. Even the scientists have yet to decide completely that the global warming is man made. For instance, the earth has been warming ever since the end of ice age 10000 years ago! I dont think man made industries were that big to cause it then
     
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    I understand the dilemma. Being able to understand statistics, I know how one position can be rigorously defended. To make matters worse, the funding of climate scientists depend on how bad the situation is. So, there is an incentive to show a big climate change impact. Actually climate change consultancies are making big money all around the world now. Given that there is so much money riding on these projects and there would be very few alternate jobs for these guys, I do not know how much to believe these reports. I am really undecided on this issue.
     
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    whr invaders hv been eulogised, heroes binned!!
    i have always liked & admired them esp. for this aspect!
     
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    controversial or not, debated or not, economically important or not, we can all agree upon one thing that the air of urban area is far worse than that of rural area. and reports (medical) cite significant amount of deaths and lower life expectancy in urban area due to air pollution. Environmental degradation can be assumed as a time bomb ticking.
     
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    Areas in urban India are really shit-holes. No doubt about it.
     

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