Uttar Pradesh has entered the Guinness Book of World Records for planting the most number of saplings in one day. As a part of its Clean UP, Green UP initiative UP government had under a greening drive of planting 10 lakh saplings in 10 locations in one day.
- UP CM Akhilesh Yadav planted a peepal plant at Maudaha dam in Hamipur district as part of the drive.
- The plantation drive was kick started by UP CM Akhilesh Yadav on November 7. The certificate for UP’s record setting performance was awarded to the CM at an official function in Saifai.
About Plantation Drive
As a part of “Clean UP, Green UP” campaign, Uttar Pradesh government has undertaken coordinated efforts by the state’s departments of forest, irrigation departments, Noida and Greater Noida authority at 10 different places in the state.
- Plants such as Sheesham, Kanji, Pakar, Neem, Arjun, Aonla, Chilbil, Imli, Bargad and Peepal were being planted by women, teachers, students, armymen, villagers and others at pre-decided spots.
- Arrangement of barb fencing and trench has also been made whereas irrigation has been ensured through boring and canals.
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