November 30, 2023

Why in News ?

Maharashtra Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray cleared an action plan to protect ancient and old trees aged 50 years and above in urban areas.

Heritage Tree

  • Cabinet approved the action plan to implement ‘Heritage Tree’ concept in Maharashtra.
  • This action plan was proposed by Environment Department headed by Aaditya Thackeray.
  • Action plan amends Maharashtra (Urban Areas) Tree Protection and Conservation Act, 1975.
  • Amendment will help in safeguarding green cover across urban landscapes and would also provide a robust mechanism to protect heritage trees.
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