Spectacular Environmental Drive in Madhya Pradesh – More than 6 Crores Trees Planted
July 19th, 2017
Volunteers in Madhya Pradesh planted more than 66 million (6 crore) trees in a record-breaking environmental drive of 12 hours (7 am to 7 pm).
The plantation campaign, organised by the state government, saw the participation of about 1.5 million people, who planted more than 20 different species of saplings along the Narmada River throughout Sunday. Twenty-four districts of the Narmada river basin were chosen as planting sites to increase the chances of saplings’ survival.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Chouhan described the efforts as a “historic day” and said that the campaign was a part of the Narmada Seva Mission and step toward declining global warming.