NASA published a study on Monday, which stated that India and China are the two countries that have taken the most effort in the process of re-plantation.
The study was based on satellite data analysed by researchers across the world, reported India Times. India and China’s population makes them one of the main perpetrators of the emission of greenhouse gases, but at the same time, have been trying to do their part and make it right in their very own way.
“China and India account for one-third of the greening but contain only 9 percent of the planet’s land area covered in vegetation,” said lead author Chi Chen of Boston University.
“That is a surprising finding, considering the general notion of land degradation in populous countries from over exploitation.”
Despite possessing only 6.6 percent of vegetated land on Earth, China alone is apparently responsible for a quarter of the world total increase in green cover. This is largely due to its forestland (42 percent) and croplands (32 percent).
When it comes to India, only 4.4 percent contribution comes from our forests while 82 percent of our greenery contribution is from croplands.
Take a look at the statistics revealed in the study below: