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HYDERABAD EMERGED AS ONE OF THE ‘TREE CITIES OF THE WORLD’

HYDERABAD EMERGED AS ONE OF THE ‘TREE CITIES OF THE WORLD’

Context

  • Hyderabad, the capital and largest city of the Indian state of Telangana has won a green contest among cities in India and emerged as one of the ‘Tree Cities of the World’.

Details

  • Hyderabad has been selected for growing and maintaining urban forestry under the State government’s Haritha Haram programme and its Urban Forest Parks plan.
  • Arbor Day Foundation and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has given this title.
  • Now the city has joined 120 other cities from 23 countries, including the U.S., the U.K., Canada, and Australia.
  • The city was evaluated on five metrics: ‘Establish Responsibility’, ‘Know What You Have’, ‘Set the Rules’, ‘Celebrate the Achievements’ and ‘Allocate the Resources’.

About the Food and Agriculture Organization

  • It is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger and improve nutrition and food security.
  • Its Latin motto, fiat panis, translates to "let there be bread".
  • It was founded in October 1945.
  • It is headquartered in Rome, Italy and maintains regional and field offices around the world, operating in over 130 countries.
  • It helps governments and development agencies coordinate their activities to improve and develop agriculture, forestry, fisheries, and land and water resources.
  • It also conducts research, provides technical assistance to projects, operates educational and training programs, and collects data on agricultural output, production, and development.

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