Hyderabad: Hyderabad, which was once famous as a city of gardens, with several places still carrying the ‘bagh’ as a prefix or a suffix (Bagh Amberpet, Basheerbagh etc), on Thursday earned international recognition as one of the 51 ‘Tree Cities of the World’.
Hyderabad is the only city from India to earn the Arbor Day Foundation’s 2020 Tree City of the World award. Hyderabad has found a place in this illustrious and aspiration-worthy list as a consequence following its commitment to growing and maintaining urban forests.
Most other cities that earned this recognition are from the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, with others being from South America, Europe and Africa.
Celebrating this recognition, municipal administration and urban development minister K.T. Rama Rao, in a tweet, said this latest recognition to Hyderabad is an “acknowledgment of our efforts to improve green cover, as part of Haritha Haaram…