City forests and school nurseries proposed under Nagar Van Udyan Yojana and School Nursery Scheme

Nagar Van Udyan Yojana Scheme Image

Nagar Van Udyan Yojana Scheme Image

“Make your city green and protect your environment”

With this objective in mind, the Ministry of environment, forest and climate change (MoEFCC) of India proposes a scheme for developing city forests so as to increase the green cover of the urban cities along with protecting it.

This urban forestry scheme is referred as Nagar Van Udyan Yojana Scheme. Along with it, there is another proposal referred as ‘School Nursery Scheme’ where schools will come forward in the green plantation drive. This was announced by the environment minister Prakash Javadekar recently.

Nagar Van Udyan Yojana Scheme

The proposal is to develop 200 city forests spread all across the country in the next five years. The scheme also proposes to create awareness about protection of the environment. According to the scheme, in cities having municipal corporations, at least one forest land ranging from 20 hectare to 100 hectare will be converted into a green city forest zone. The environment ministry will provide financial support for the development of these city forests.

School Nursery Scheme

Under the school nursery scheme, 1000 schools in the country will be selected every year. Each school will plant 1,000 saplings. The idea is to create small nurseries on the school premises and school students from class six to nine will be involved in the planting of these saplings. Rs. 25000 will be granted to each school in the first year and in the subsequent years, Rs 10,000 will be granted per year. This proposal is also for a period of five years. The saplings, raised in the schools by the students, will be planted in various areas of the cities and towns, as decided by the local civic bodies or panchayats.


The basic idea is not only to create awareness about the environment but also to help students learn about the various benefits of trees and plants.
As per the proposed plan, if things go at right pace, all works would be developed and implemented on time. 200 city forests in the country in the next five years would definitely help in reducing pollution in our country both in towns and cities. It will also lend credibility to the much acclaimed objective of the Government of India on protecting the environment.

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