During the most awaited G20 Summit in Bali, global leaders united to fight climate change. Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with world leaders like UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, US President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron among many others. PM Modi along with global leaders planted mangrove saplings in the largest mangrove forest in Bali, Taman Hutan Raya. Read on to know why you must visit this mangrove forest as well.
PM Modi Plants Mangrove Saplings In Taman Hutan Raya In Bali
The Prime Minister’s Office took to Twitter to announce that PM Modi along with other G20 leaders visited Bali’s iconic Taman Hutan Raya mangrove forest. The leaders with their visit to the forest put out a strong statement to fight climate change and boost sustainable development. Moreover, India also joined the Mangrove Alliance for Climate.
PM @narendramodi and other G20 leaders visited a mangrove forest in Bali, giving a strong message of coming together to tackle climate change and boost sustainable development. India has also joined the Mangrove Alliance for Climate. pic.twitter.com/vyJX79CEAp
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) November 16, 2022
The statement was followed by four pictures of PM Modi interacting with global leaders and planting baby mangrove tree saplings. In one of the pictures, he is also seen speaking to French President Emmanuel Macron. The leaders were also informed about feed bags and the holes to plant the baby mangroves.
India & Bali Home To Mangrove Forests
Interestingly, mangroves are essential to fight climate change. These trees can live up to 100 years. India itself is home to 50 different types of mangrove species covering 5000 sq km. You’d find a vast number of mangrove trees in the mangrove forest of Sunderbans, Goa and Maharashtra’s Ratnagiri district, to name a few regions.
When it comes to Bali, Taman Hutan Raya is the largest mangrove forest in the island nation. The forest is known to have extremely fertile soil that inhabits over 2500 types of plants of 112 species. With 3500 hectares of mangrove forests spread across Bali, you have all the more reasons to visit this stunning destination.
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News Source: Live Mint
Cover Image Courtesy: @PMOIndia/ Twitter