New Delhi, October 9: The government of India is reportedly planning on creating a massive 'Green campaign' from Gujarat to Delhi-Haryana border, reported the Times of India. The idea is based and inspired by the "Great Green Wall" of Africa, mentioned the report. The huge green belt will be 1,400 km long and five kilometres wide, reported The Times of India. Fighting climate change and desertification are two major aims behind the project. Climate Change Affects Ability of Forest to Regenerate After Wildfire: Study.
The report says that the idea is still at its nascent stage. However, the idea has been received well by the officials. The plan can be a game-changer and stop the process of land degradation and march of the Thar desert, believe the officials. Forest Land in India: With 24.4% of Area Under Tree Cover, Nation Ranks 10th in The World.
The green belt from Porbandar to Panipat will help stop afforestation in and around the Aravali hill range. The Aravali extends through the states of Gujarat, Rajasthan, Haryana and Delhi.
The project also holds the potential for obstructing the winds coming from the Thar desert. However, the project is yet to get the final nod. However, the idea is not new and it was first proposed a decade back. But the idea could not take off due to various reasons.