2.33 million hectares of tree cover lost since 2000? NGT seeks Central government response

As per Global Forest Watch data, Assam, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Manipur accounted for 60% tree cover loss between 2013 and 2023.

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Monday sought responses from the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC), the Survey of India (SoI) and the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to a report claiming that India lost 2.33 million hectares (6%) of its tree cover since 2000.

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