[UPSC Prelims Focus] Nagar Van Scheme


Context:

  • Union government has announced implementation of the Nagar Van Scheme on the occasion of the World Environment Day (5th June).


About Nagar Van Scheme:

  • Aim: To increase forest cover in urban areas by developing 200 Urban Forests across the country in next five years.
  • Implementation: It will be implemented with people’s participation and collaboration between the Forest DepartmentMunicipal bodiesNGOs and corporates.
  • Funding: The finances for the scheme will be paid for by the CAMPA (Compensatory Afforestation Fund (CAF) Act, 2016) funds.
  • Warje Urban Forest in Pune (Maharashtra) will be considered as a role model for the Scheme.
  • Significance:
    • This Urban Forest project is now helping maintain ecological balanceserving both environmental and social needs.
  • Warje Urban Forest or Smriti Van:
    • It is a Public Private partnership project of Pune that has been successful in converting 16.8 hectare of barren Warje hill into green forests.