Mumbai has been recognized as the “2021 Tree City of the World” by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (UN) along with Arbor Day Foundation, Department of Public Relations, Greater Mumbai Municipal Corporation informed on Tuesday.
Mumbai is the second city in India to receive this distinction.
Due to this pride, the city of Mumbai, known as ‘Dream City’, now has a new identity as ‘Tree City’.
Environment Minister Aditya Thackeray called on Municipal Commissioner Dr Iqbal Singh Chahal and Park Superintendent to hand over a copy of the Arbor Day Foundation’s letter of thanks to Jitendra Pardeshi, praising the work done by BMC is for the environment.
Under the auspices of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the Chief Executive Officer of the Arbor Day Foundation, in a special letter written in honor of the city of Mumbai, Dan Lamb congratulated the city of Mumbai.
The city of Mumbai is now one of the leading global networks in urban and community forestry.
He congratulates the city of Mumbai and as an alternative Mumbaikars for achieving this very prestigious status.
Giving more information about this honor of Mumbai city, Jitendra Pardeshi, Superintendent of Parks, said that cities around the world are evaluated based on various standards like Miyawaki forests established in BMC area, regular tree planting, scientific tree care, public awareness, allocation of relevant resources.
Previously, Hyderabad was the only city in India to receive this honor.
That is why Mumbai has become the second city in the country to receive the honor of ‘Tree City’, Pardeshi said.
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