India is one of the 10 most forest-rich countries and also one of the 17 mega biodiverse regions of the world. We depend on forests for our survival, from the air we breathe to the wood we use. Besides providing habitats for animals and livelihoods for humans, forests also offer watershed protection, prevent soil erosion, and mitigate climate change. But in the past few centuries, with the exponential increase in the population, the demand for resources derived from forests has also increased in a likewise fashion. According to India State of Forest Report (ISFR), 2019 Haryana State has a lowest forest cover in India i.e., 3.62% of its total geographical area and Gurugram is Southern district of Haryana with forest cover of 9.24% of its total geographical area.

The forest cover in Gurugram District has been recorded at 9.2% of its geographical area, with 33.7 sq. km as moderately dense forest, 82.5 sq. km as open forest and 17 sq. km of scrubland.

In 2017, the moderately dense forest was recorded at 34 square km, open forest at 83 square kilometers and scrub at 17 sq. km.

Total geographical area of Gurgaon district is 1,258 and approximately 1239 ha (~3,060 Acres or 12.39 sq. km) of degraded land will be restored in Gurugram District through Biodiversity Management vertical. Therefore, approximately 1% of the total geographic area can be restored and developed as a green area in the region.





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