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Hyderabad named in the 51 Tree Cities of the World:- Hyderabad has been a hub and destination for people of several kinds. The city served people from various parts of the globe. Hyderabad is now placed in the list of the 51 Tree Cities of the Globe. Hyderabad is the only Indian city to achieve this honor of Arbor Day Foundation's 2020 Tree City of the World award. The government of Telangana has been specially focused on increasing the greenery and several programs are launched to promote the planting of saplings.
Most of the cities that got such recognition are from the United States of America, Australia, United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand and others from Africa and Europe. Telangana Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister KTR was delighted with the news. He took his twitter handle to say "Happy to share that @arborday Foundation (which works with FAO of UN) has recognized Hyderabad as a Tree city of the world. The only Indian city to be included in this list. This is an acknowledgment of our efforts to improve green cover as part of #HarithaHaaram program".
Happy to share that @arborday foundation (which works with FAO of UN) has recognised Hyderabad as a Tree city of the world. The only Indian city to be included in this list— KTR (@KTRTRS) February 18, 2021
This is an acknowledgement of our efforts to improve green cover as part of #HarithaHaaram program pic.twitter.com/nflM0svV2k
Telangana government started the program of Haritha Haaram and the citizens have been focused on planting saplings after they are offered for free by the government of Telangana. Arbor Day Foundation President Dan Lambe said Hyderabad is a part of an important global network and is leading in the urban and community forestry. He said that Hyderabad is placed in the list of 120 cities from 63 countries and is the only city from India to get the honor.