The government is planning to build 1400-km Long Great ‘Green Wall’ to Tackle the Land Desertification.
This green wall will stretch from Porbandar, Gujarat to Panipat, Haryana which will help in restoring degraded land and climate change along with the Aravali hill range in Gujarat, Haryana, and Delhi. as per the report, the officials have found Aravali range as one of the key degraded zones in the country that to be taken up for greening under India’s target to restore the 26 million hectares of its land. This belt will be helpful in stopping dust coming from the deserts of western India and Pakistan.
The belt includes the following states and cities of Gujarat, Rajasthan, Haryana, and Delhi. The idea behind this wall was the parts of the agenda of the recently held conference (COP14) of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) in India.
As per the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) report in 2016, States like Gujarat, Rajasthan, and Delhi have more than 50 percent of the land which was degraded and is under the threat of desertification. India currently has 96.4 million hectares of degraded land which is actually 29.3% of the country’s total geographical area.
The idea has created a lot of excitement in various Indian ministries and the country’s population, who believe that the project if approved, will turn out to be a legacy for the country.