Goa falls short of afforestation goals, plants just 53% of target

Goa has earned the dubious distinction of being among four states that have fallen furthest short of its compensatory afforestation target. The state has only carried out 53.9% of what it set out to achieve, putting it in the league of Arunachal Pradesh (53.8%), Jharkhand (54.2%) and Mizoram (31%).