The Arbor Day Foundation and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations have adjudged Hyderabad as the ‘Tree City of the World’ for the second consecutive year. As per the organization, 3,50,56,635 trees are planted in Hyderabad with 500 volunteer hours.
“Matter of immense pride that Hyderabad city is recognized for the 2nd consecutive year, among the tree cities of the world by the Arbor Day Foundation and FAO -UN,” tweeted Arvind Kumar, special chief secretary, urban development, the government of Telangana.
Last year, Hyderabad is the sole city to have won the accolade but this time, it shares the honor with Mumbai. Both the cities are among 136 other cities from 21 countries that are adjudged ‘Tree City of the World’. The United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada are the countries with the maximum cities featured on the list, with 37, 19, and 18 cities, respectively.