A Nagar Van-Udyan is a forested area in the vicinity of a city accessible to the city dwellers suitably managed for providing wholesome natural environment for recreation, conservation education, biodiversity conservation and supported services like water and soil conservation, pollution abatement, reduction of heat islands effect of the city with the essential elements for regular use.
As a pilot scheme, Nagar Van-Udyan Yojana was implemented for a period of five Years (beginning 2015-16) by the the Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change. From the year 2020-21 - 2024-25, the Pilot Scheme of Nagar Van Yojana (NVY) is being implemented with an objective to significantly enhance the tree outside forests and green cover, enhancement of biodiversity and ecological benefits to the urban and peri-urban areas apart from improving quality of life of city dwellers.
To create/ develop at least one CITY FOREST in each City having Municipal Corporation/ Class I Cities for providing wholesome healthy living environment, and contributing to growth of Smart, Clean, Green, Sustainable and Healthy Cities.
The Ministry supports one time development and non-recurring expenditure to the concerned agency of the concerned cities for creation of a City Forest. Cities’ authorities will be encouraged to have a City Forest comprising area upto 50 ha. in forest areas within their jurisdiction for deriving maximum ecological and environmental benefits. The minimum area should not be less than 10 ha.
To view the scheme guidelines, click here.
Last Modified : 8/1/2022
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