What is India’s great green wall?
Hence the green wall of India is being planned from Porbandar to Panipat which will help in restoring degraded land through afforestation along the Aravali hill range. The overarching objective is to address the rising rates of land degradation and the eastward expansion of the Thar Desert.
What is great green wall of Aravalli?
The green corridor will act as a barrier against dust coming in from deserts in western part of the continent. We estimate that 135 crore trees will be part of this green wall which will be 5 km wide and may take up to 10 years to be created.
Why Rajasthan is a desert Upsc?
Climate: The subtropical desert climate there results from persistent high pressure and subsidence at that latitude. The prevailing southwest monsoon winds that bring rain to much of the subcontinent in summer tend to bypass the Thar to the east.
What is green belt land?
The green belt is a specially designated area of countryside protected from most forms of development. It is protected to help stop urban sprawl, preserve the character of existing settlements and encourage development within existing built-up areas.
What is green belt zone in India?
Green belts are planned open spaces safeguarded from developmental activities such as construction of buildings, factories, dams, etc. Safeguarded in the sense that no infrastructural development will be allowed on such designated areas and these areas will only be used for growing vegetation cover on it.
What is urban green belt?
Urban green belts are considered the lungs of the cities as they act as a sink for some of the harmful gases released by vehicles and industries operating in the city area. Whether sprawling over a large area or a small belt, these green belts are found in all cities and play a very important role.
What is Sahel region Upsc?
Sahel, Arabic Sāḥil, semiarid region of western and north-central Africa extending from Senegal eastward to Sudan. It forms a transitional zone between the arid Sahara (desert) to the north and the belt of humid savannas to the south.