In Uttar Pradesh, a new record of aforestation is being set up by planting 25 crore saplings during the week-long Van Mahotsav culminating today.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will plant the sapling which is marked as the completion of 100 crore sapling under the plantation drive during his tenure.
AIR correspondent reports that the four-day-long plantation drive will culminate today and a target of plantation of 25 crore saplings is expected to be achieved by late evening.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath planted the sapling at newly constructed Purvanchal expressway in Sultanpur district. Governor anandiben Patel carried out tree plantation in Jhansi. Ministers in charge and nodal officers are also carrying out tree plantations in their respective districts and monitoring the plantation campaign.
To achieve the target of planting 25 crore saplings under the campaign each district has been given its target and saplings have been provided to farmers youths students and different organisations. Many competitions and rewards have been announced by government to encourage people’s participation in this program and strict adherence to the covid protocols is being followed.
Under Van Mahotsav government aims to plant 30 crore saplings this year. Yogi Adityanath government claims that with its efforts in last four years. plantation of hundred crore sapling is going to be possible.