That Delhi is one of the greenest capitals in India is well known. But the fact that its trees can earn the city serious money too, apart from cleaning its air, may come as a surprise. The Delhi Government has finalised its first proposal for a clean development mechanism (CDM) project, which will help the Capital earn carbon credits or carbon emission reductions (CERs). The Department of Environment has worked out a proposal according to which tens of thousands of trees will be planted in the Bhatti mines area to make them act as a carbon sink, or absorber. The afforestation, the project estimates, will earn credits equivalent to around eight lakh tonnes of carbon dioxide, over the next 30 years. One tonne of carbon dioxide equals to one carbon credit. Read more at http://www.indianexpress.com/news/green-cover-may-help-delhi-strike-it-rich/404076/