Compensatory afforestation is done against the transfer of forest land for non-forestry purposes like the development of dams, mining and the construction of industries or roads. In compensatory plantation, 1,100 plants are planted over an area of one hectare.
The total number of Covid-19 cases in the state stands at 40,085 and the positivity rate stands at 7 per cent. On Saturday, the state recorded its highest-ever spike in Covid-19 cases as 2,078 new cases were reported.
The project, meant to widen 889 km of hill roads to provide all-weather connectivity between major pilgrimage sites in Uttarakhand, ran into a heated debate with members of a Supreme Court-appointed High Powered Committee divided on the width of the road.