Forests Department, Haryana
|Jurisdiction||Government of Haryana|
Haryana Civil Secretariat,|
The Government of Haryana's Forests department runs and maintains many protected areas, including two National Parks, eight Wildlife Sanctuaries, two Wildlife Conservation Areas, four Animal & Bird Breeding Centers, one Deer park and 49 herbal parks. Abhimanyu Sindhu is the cabinet minister responsible for this department from October 2014.
Forests in Haryana
India's forest policy mandates bringing 20% land under forest cover with the view to having total 30% area under forest cover, and Haryana only has 3% (1,584 sq km) land under forest cover, which was further reduced by 79.44 sq km between 2014-15 and 2016-17 due to diversion of forest land to other uses. Main forest over lies in Sivalik Hills Range in northeast and Aravalli Hills Range in south of Haryana.
- "Parks, Reserves and Other Protected Areas in Haryana". Haryana Forest Department. Archived from the original on 1 May 2015. Retrieved 10 January 2015.
- Bajwa, Harpreet (29 October 2014). "New CM Khattar Keeps Home, Abhimanyu Finance & Revenue". Indian Express. Retrieved 10 January 2015.
- Haryana diverted most forest land, now wants money for afforestation, Business Standard, 18 Jan 2018.
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