The ever-growing population of our country is rapidly increasing the burden on the environment. There is increased pressure on natural resources such as lakes, rivers, forests, wildlife, etc. This plays a pivotal role in the Indian lifestyle and is unsuitable for the underlying ecosystem. Indians have slowly realized that pollution is an inconvenient by-product causing environmental degradation and a fundamental threat to our country's economic and social growth and development.
Forest covers the second largest area in India, next to agriculture. India stands 3rd in the world for an annual net gain in terms of forest area from 2010-2020. The 2019 reports show that India has increased 2,261 sq km in its total forest and tree cover. Forests play a significant role in mitigating the impacts of climate change, providing economic benefits for the country, and meeting specific facets of India's sustainable development goals. Therefore, it is vital to revisit India's forest development and assess its forest conservation and restoration efforts.
One of the primary concerns of the Humanity Welfare Council is to implement policies and programs to conserve the ecosystem, natural resources, welfare of animals, protection of the forests, and prevention of pollution, which is hampering the progress of our nation.
By campaigning for our oceans and forests, we aim to preserve, protect and restore the most valuable ecosystems for the climate, biodiversity, and future generations. We need a world where oceans and forests are completely protected and are allowed to flourish in peace. We need a new story to emerge, one that places the entire Earth's ability to thrive above the greed of a few.