Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.
The Government of Haryana will develop and implement adaptation and mitigation measures which address the impact of climate change on forest ecosystems, agriculture, biodiversity, natural resources and future generations.
Haryana is a landlocked state, with 6.65% forest and tree cover. Species composition within the forest is expected to change with the climate.
Approximately 150 lakh seedlings are planted every year in the state to increase forest and tree cover and mitigate climate change.
Haryana harbours nearly 450 species of birds, which represent nearly a third of the diversity of avifauna species found throughout India.
The state has approximately 33,000 hectares of area under a Protected Area Network. This area consists of two national parks, eight wildlife sanctuaries and two conservation reserves.
Focus for Tomorrow
Promote sustainable use and management of terrestrial ecosystems.
Protect land by combating desertification and degradation.
Enhance biodiversity in the state through preservation of local ora and fauna.
Declare six new community reserves
Develop new participatory management mechanisms for terrestrial ecosystems, built upon the knowledge and involvement of indigenous groups and forest-based communities
Increase forest and tree cover across the state to approximately 10%
Undertake afforestation on government forest lands, community lands, panchayat lands and private farm lands by planting approximately 150 lakh saplings annually
Improve environment in villages by planting grafted fruit plants under the "Har Ghar Hariyali" campaign