Once famous for the city of Gardens, Hyderabad, now stands amongst the 51 Tree Cities across the Globe. The Telangana Capital was flying high on twitter, after it was internationally recognised as one of the 51 Tree Cities in the world.
With this, Hyderabad becomes the only Indian city to be recognised among 120 other cites from 63 nations across the globe. The city was honoured by this title for planting of nearly 2.4 crore trees by the Arbor Day Foundation jointly with Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) for standing by the commitment made for growing and maintaining urban forestry as a part of state government’s haritha haaram programme (since 2015), which will ultimately help to ensure better future for its residents.
Expressing Happiness over the development, Minister for Municipal Administration and Urban Development K. T. Rama Rao took to his official twitter & said, that it was an acknowledgement of efforts to improve green cover as part of the Haritha Haraam programme. The application for the recognition was submitted via online on January 31, this year.