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NMCG to work on Ganga tributaries to scale up afforestation

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The (NMCG) has signed an MoU with the to work on tributaries of Ganga--Hindon and Yamuna--and in parts of and in order to scale up the afforestation drive, an official statement said Monday.

The NMCG is committed towards afforestation and conservation of the Ganga Basin's ecosystem and its indigenous flora and fauna, it said.

"To scale up the momentum in this direction, NMCG also signed an MoU with the to work on tributaries of Ganga, - Hindon and and increase forest cover in parts of UP and Uttarakhand," the statement said.

The two organisations will work for sensitisation and awareness programs on forest and conservation, urban and peri-urban afforestation under the urban forest model of HCL foundation, mass afforestation on government allotted land and creation of urban forests, it said.

The organisations will also try to ensure plantation success rate of 60 to 70 per cent at the end of 10 years from the date of signing of the MoU.

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First Published: Tue, November 06 2018. 01:25 IST