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President Mukherjee addresses annual convocation of the Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy, stresses need to enhance forest cover
Addressing the annual convocation of the Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy on May 5 at Dehradun in Uttarakhand, President Pranab Mukherjee stressed the need for maintaining one third of the total land of the country as forest cover which had a gap of about 15 per cent to be bridged.
Mukherjee reminded the attendees of the convocation that to achieve this goal of 33 per cent of forest cover was one of the professed goals behind setting up the Indian Forest Service in 1966 and urged for concrete measures for achieving the intended purpose. 

An official press release quoting the President said that the Indian Forest Service did not only had the responsibility of serving the sector of forestry in the country, but a much larger onus of arresting climate change apart from preservation of bio-diversity and enhancement of forest cover and encouraging forest-based livelihood.

It is indeed a matter of satisfaction that, aided by technology like e-surveillance and GIS application along with the hard work being put in by the officers of the Indian Forest Service, the forest cover in the country has increased from 64.2 million hectares in 1987 to 79.4 million hectares, as per recent reports. While this is a tremendous achievement in itself, but yet, there are many more miles to be covered, added the release.
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