Saturday, December 5, 2020
Home Environment UP Government to Set World Record in Tree Plantation Drive

UP Government to Set World Record in Tree Plantation Drive

A new record in India's Name

The Yogi Adityanath government is all set to set a new world record by planting 25 crore trees on Sunday in a massive plantation drive.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath kicked off the drive by planting a sapling in Kukrail reserve forest on Sunday morning.

Follow us on Facebook for more updates from us!!

The Chief Minister has instructed the government departments involved to ensure that social distancing is followed during the plantation drive.

Slogans like “Do gaz ki doori, mask zaroori” and “Corona harega, desh jeetega” have been put up at all trees plantation sites.

The state is also eyeing another record this time by planting more than 150 species of trees at two to three sites in Lucknow division. More than 26 lakh trees are being planted in Lucknow itself.

Sources in the forest department said: “A command center has been set up at the forest department headquarters to compile the data on plantation every hour or two.”

Trees plantation would be done at more than 8.7 lakh sites in the state and each site has been geo-tagged.

UP to set Tree Plantation World Record
More than 2.2 crore trees are being planted on the river banks. Pixabay

District-level committees headed by district magistrates are overseeing the plantation drive.

The beneficiaries of Prime Minister Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojna have been provided with five saplings each as part of the drive.

The drive also aims at curbing malnourishment among women and children. To achieve the objective, one ‘sahjan’ tree will be planted in every rural household.

Also Read: Coronavirus Cases Sets Record Daily Jump : WHO

More than 2.2 crore trees are being planted on the river banks, including those of rivers Ganga, Yamuna, Gomti, Rapti, Ghaghra, Saryu, Sharda, Tamsa, Varuna and Betwa.

The maximum number of trees — 67 lakh — are being planted on the banks of the Ganga in all 27 districts where the river flows by.

The forest department will plant 10 crore trees and the remaining 26 government departments will plant 15 crore trees. (IANS)

STAY CONNECTED

19,120FansLike
362FollowersFollow
1,777FollowersFollow

Most Popular

Your Complete Guide On How To Select The Best Credit Card

The trend of using a credit card is on the rise for the affluent population, who can afford the expense. Given the abundant variety...

Women With PTSD And Depression Are On Higher Risk Of Early Death

Women with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression have an almost fourfold greater risk of early death from cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, type 2...

World-Famous Hornbill Festival From Nagaland Goes Virtual

The Naga Heritage Village, the epicenter of the world-famous Hornbill Festival is quiet this year with the celebrations turned online due to the Covid-19...

Books To Add In Your Bookshelf This December 2020

With a rather turbulent year nearing a culmination, taking to books that touch upon the themes of religion, mythology, spirituality, and life lessons can...

Making Digital Art Accessible To The Visually-Impaired

Instagram is one of the most popular social networks worldwide. This visual medium is not just a photo gallery anymore it has transformed into...

Indian-Origin Engineers Digitally Communicates Via Human Touch

A team of Indian-origin researchers in the US has made it possible to essentially let their bodies act as the link between the card...

Report: 8 Out Of 10 People Trusted Advertising Messages Across Media

A recent study has found that eight out of 10 people trusted advertising messages across media. Accordingly, the study commissioned by the Advertising Standards...

Ashtottaram 27: OṀ GANGĀPAVIṪRABHŨMYAI NAMAH

Ashtottaram 27 Ashtottaram 27) OṀ GANGĀPAVIṪRABHŨMYAI NAMAH: OṀ (AUM) -GAN-GAA-PA-VI-ṪRA-BHOO-MYAI—NA-MA-HA ॐ गङ्गापवित्रभूम्यै नमः                    (Ganga: One who descended to this earth; Pavitra: Sanctified, purified by the performance...

Recent Comments