Chhattisgarh sets target of planting 8 Cr saplings by August end

Jul 21, 2017 12:18 IST

The Government of Chhattisgarh has set a target of planting over eight Cr plant saplings by the end of August 2017.

The announcement was made by the state’s Chief Minister, Raman Singh in Naya Raipur on 20 July 2017. The mega-mission will be taken up across the state under the 'Harihar Chhattisgarh' campaign. To ensure the success of the same, Singh has called for active participation of people.

 Chhattisgarh sets target of planting 8 Cr saplings by August end

Further, the Minister stated that Oxy-zones will be developed in all the 27 districts of the state and added saying that if citizens are keen on developing similar 'Oxy-zones' on their 3-5 acre site, they can get themselves registered with Chhattisgarh's Forest Department.

Besides this, the state’s forest department would be allotting plants for providing green cover to the owners of lands more than ten acres.
The first day of the plantation mission saw a huge participation from school children and people from across different districts of the state.

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