Tree Cities of the World

FEB 20

Preliminary   > Miscellaneous   >   Reports and indices   >   Reports and indices

Why in news?

  • Hyderabad city has been  chosen as one among the ‘Tree Cities of the World’.

About the status:

  •  The status is given by the Arbor Day Foundation jointly with the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations Organisation.
  • Hyderabad is the only city in the country to have been selected for this recognition in response to its commitment to growing and maintaining urban forestry.
  • The recognition stands Hyderabad alongside 120 cities from 23 countries, including developed nations such as USA, UK, Canada, Australia and others.
  • The city was evaluated based on the five standards, which have been spelt out by the Foundation as
    • ‘Establish Responsibility.
    • ‘Set the Rules.
    • ‘Know What You Have.
    • ‘Allocate the Resources.
    • ‘Celebrate the Achievements.

PRELIMS QUESTION

Which of the following cities in India are part of Creative cities network of UNESCO:
1.Hyderabad
2.Jaipur
3.Varanasi
4.Chennai
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
(a)1 and 2 only
(b)1 and 3 only
(c)1,2 and 4 only
(d)1,2,3 and 4 

Answer to Prelims Question