“India’s forest cover saw a consistent increase over the last 15 years, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) said at the recently concluded United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF) in the US.

An Indian delegation, led by Jitendra Kumar, Director General of Forests and Special Secretary, MoEFCC, participated in the 19th Session of the UNFF, held at the UN Headquarters in New York from May 6 to May 10.

The delegation apprised the UNFF that the consistent increase in forest cover was due to the ‘country’s significant advancements in forest conservation and sustainable forest management,’ MoEFCC said on Sunday.

‘Globally, India ranks third in the net gain, in average annual forest area, between 2010 and 2020,’ it added.”

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