Greenery Day 2018: In The Last 3 Decades, India has Lost 14,000 Sq Km Of Green Cover
However, the forest cover in India has increased by 6,778 square kilometres during the last two years. This is a marginal rise of 0.21 per cent compared to the 2015 data. Development projects, illegal encroachments, construction and urbanisation, conversion of forest land for cultivation and commercial logging are the contributing factors for the loss of forest cover in the country. Can we as a country afford the green cover loss? Liveability is at stake.