Chandigarh, December 1
Adding another feather to its cap, Chandigarh has become greener. The state of the forests report, 2007, showed that about 38.5 per cent of the total geographical area of the city was under the green cover, as against 35.6 per cent in 2005.

According to Ishwar Singh, deputy conservator of forests-cum-chief wildlife warden, the forest cover had risen from 41 square km to 43 square km from 2005 to 2007.

Similarly, the tree cover had gone up to 11 square km from 9 square km in the corresponding period.

In the cumulative terms, the total green cover had gone up from 50 square km to 54 square km, therefore, registering a huge jump of 4 square km (1,000 acres).

Source: TNS