Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
»
1-min read

Tripura Govt Plants 6,500 Saplings in One Minute on 'Van Mahotsava'

The record plantation was done with the help of administrative officials, forest department, school and college student and locals on the occasion of ‘Van Mahotsava’ at Udaipur in Gomti district.

Sujit Nath | News18.com

Updated:June 22, 2019, 11:38 PM IST
facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp
Tripura Govt Plants 6,500 Saplings in One Minute on 'Van Mahotsava'
Representative Image. (Reuters)
Loading...

Kolkata: The Tripura government on Saturday said it had planted 6,500 trees in just a minute around National Highway-8 at Gomti district.

The record plantation was done with the help of administrative officials, forest department, school and college students and locals on the occasion of ‘Van Mahotsava’ at Udaipur in Gomti district.

While expressing his gratitude, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said, “I would like to thank all for taking part in this great initiative. This step under ‘Green Tripura’ initiative will not only preserve our environment, but also add to the state's beauty. I would like to request all to make Tripura clean and green.”

He said, “To conserve environment and nature, the state forest department is taking all necessary steps. Therefore, on Saturday, we planted 4 to 5 feet long saplings so that they don't die. During the current year, till date, plantation has taken place in 5,500 hectares of land of which 71 per cent of saplings has survived.”

“Since 2016, there was a decreasing trend of new plantation, but since the new BJP-IPFT government came to power, the number of saplings plantated has gone up and also their survival rate,” the chief minister said.

He announced that those who are living or having land near main roads will be getting a monthly amount of Rs 200 for planting trees and or its maintenance. “Nearly 2 lakh families will become beneficiaries of the scheme,” Deb said.

Read full article
Loading...
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp

Live TV

Loading...
Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results