Forests Department, Haryana

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Government of Haryana
Forests Department, Haryana
वन्य विभाग, हरियाणा
Agency overview
Jurisdiction Government of Haryana
Headquarters Haryana Civil Secretariat,
Sector-1, Chandigarh
30°45′40″N 76°48′2″E / 30.76111°N 76.80056°E / 30.76111; 76.80056
Agency executive
Website http://haryanaforest.gov.in/

Forests Department, Haryana (Hindi: वन्य विभाग, हरियाणा) is a Ministry and department of the Government of Haryana in India.

Description[edit]

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.[1] Abhimanyu Sindhu is the cabinet minister responsible for this department from October 2014.[2]

Forests in Haryana[edit]

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.[3] Main forest over lies in Sivalik Hills Range in northeast and Aravalli Hills Range in south of Haryana.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parks, Reserves and Other Protected Areas in Haryana". Haryana Forest Department. Archived from the original on 1 May 2015. Retrieved 10 January 2015.
  2. ^ Bajwa, Harpreet (29 October 2014). "New CM Khattar Keeps Home, Abhimanyu Finance & Revenue". Indian Express. Retrieved 10 January 2015.
  3. ^ Haryana diverted most forest land, now wants money for afforestation, Business Standard, 18 Jan 2018.

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