By: Express News Service | Lucknow | Published: June 6, 2020 4:57:39 am
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. (File)
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday set a target for the state next month: To plant 25 crore saplings in a day in the first week of July and 30 crore saplings in total. He planted ‘Bel’ sapling at his official residence on the occasion of World Environment Day.
Adityanath said a special programme would be organised for plantation on the banks of the Ganga, adding that saplings of fruit-bearing trees would be also be planted. He said the state government had also prepared an action plan to promote organic farming. He said farmers who plant a fruit-bearing tree on their land would be provided plants free of cost, whereas farmers who do not use chemical fertilizers and pesticides would also be given a monthly grant by the government.
The CM said plants would be planted keeping in mind the adaptability to the “agro-climatic zone”. He said the plantation drive would include saplings of trees that provide shade as well as timber.
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