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Mumbai recognize as Tree City of the World by UN

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Mumbai, formerly Bombay, city, capital of  Maharashtra state, southwestern India. It is the country’s financial and commercial centre and its principal port on the Arabian Sea, has been recognize as the 2021 Tree City of the world by food and Agriculture Organisation of UN, jointly with Arbor Day Foundation.

According to Brihanmumbai Municipal corporation (BMC) garden department, Mumbai received recognition for its “commitment to growing and maintaining urban trees and greenery in building healthy, resilient and happy cities.

CEO of Arbor Day Foundation, Dan Lambe informed the BMC’s garden department through an email about the recognition.

“The United Nations’ ‘Tree City of the World’ programme provides direction, assistance, and worldwide recognition for communities’ dedication to its urban forest, and provides a framework for a healthy, sustainable urban forestry. The corporation had applied for the recognition in January citing its initiative for tree plantation, Miyawaki forests and various innovative tree care activities,” Jeetendra Pardeshi, Superintendent of gardens department said.



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