Guntur sizzles as green cover reduces

Guntur sizzles as green cover reduces
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Forest coverage is gradually coming down in Guntur due to urbanisation, road widening, falling of trees due to heavy rains ,  Increase of apartment culture is one of the reason for reduction of greenery in Guntur city. When apartments are increasing, greenery coverage is coming down.

Guntur: Forest coverage is gradually coming down in Guntur due to urbanisation, road widening, falling of trees due to heavy rains , Increase of apartment culture is one of the reason for reduction of greenery in Guntur city. When apartments are increasing, greenery coverage is coming down.

There is no place in the apartment complexes to raise trees. it is also one of the reason for increasing day temperatures. According to forest department officials, while 33% forest coverage is required, at present district is having 14% forest coverage i. Release of Carbon Dioxide from the vehicles is one of the reason for increasing pollution.

Guntur Divisional Forest Officer, P. Ramamohan Rao said " We have decided to plant 30-lakh saplings in the coming rain season to increase forest coverage. We have already planted 30-lakh saplings during last rain season. We are taking care about the saplings. We have decided plant two years grown trees for surviving In East Godavari,West Godavari districts mango , coconut gardens are more.

As a result greenery coverage is high, where as in Guntur district majority of the farmers cultivate tobacco, chillis and cotton crops. As a result, greenery is less. There is need to increase greenery coverage in the district. While, Anantapuram district is having 11% greenery coverage, Guntur district stood second place from the last".

Guntur Municipal Corporation Environment Engineer K.Ravindra Naik said " increase in vehicle population led to increase of air pollution and affecting environment. Air Conditioners, refrigerators release Chloro Fluoro Carbons (CFC) and damaging the ozone Layer . It is also one of the reasons for increasing day temperatures. When the ozone layer is getting damaged, solar rays will directly hit the human body, it causes cancer. and and other skin diseases

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