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India’s forest cover up in one year, says Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar

India’s green cover has gone up by one per cent in the last one year, the Lok Sabha was informed on Friday. Responding to supplementaries during Question Hour, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said for one tree chopped for development work, three to four are planted either in the same area or elsewhere.

According to a latest report, over 24.39 per cent of the country’s geographical area now constitutes of green cover.

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