Andhra Pradesh Governor Biswa Bhusan Harichandan launched the one million tree plantation programme of the Indian Red Cross Society, Andhra Pradesh State Branch, by planting a sapodilla plant in the Raj Bhavan lawns at a programme held today, on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi Jayanthi.
The Andhra Pradesh State Branch of the Indian Red Cross Society has taken up the programme to plant 10 lakh trees across the 13 districts in the State with the help of 13 lakh Junior Red Cross volunteers and Youth Red Cross volunteers in 3000 schools and colleges.
The tree plantation programme has been taken up by the AP State Branch of the Indian Red Cross Society to celebrate the 75th year of India’s Independence and also coinciding with the Swach Bharat 2.0 Mission launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Clean Andhra Pradesh (CLAP) programme launched by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy.
The tree plantation programme by 13 lakh Junior Red Cross volunteers and Youth Red Cross volunteers will continue across 13 districts in the State till end of January, 2022.