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The green wall

Green strip across Aravalli will have numerous benefits

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Business Standard Editorial Comment Mumbai
After years of deliberations, the government has finally launched the grandiose project to create a 5-km wide green strip across the Aravalli range of hills spanning Gujarat, Rajasthan, Haryana, and Delhi to combat desertification and land degradation. The Aravallis, counted among the oldest mountains of the world, are deemed, in several respects, as the lifeline of the National Capital Region (NCR), and a natural buffer between the Thar Desert and the north-western fertile plains. Named aptly the Aravalli Green Wall, this afforested tract would offer multifarious and, more importantly, enduring ecological rewards besides helping to meet the country’s commitments made

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First Published: Mar 30 2023 | 10:56 PM IST

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