1.5 million trees on June 5, Meghalaya did it
In 46 community and rural development blocks, 10 villages per block will plant around 1,000 trees, bringing the total to 4,60,000 trees. thenevibes.com
Meghalaya planted around 1.5 million saplings in 306 spring sheds across all the 11 districts of the state on the World Environment Day.
“Congratulations to all officials and team members who made it possible to plant 1.5 million saplings in one day. This is the beginning and we should continue to plant saplings,”: Chief Minister Conrad Sangma said.
The mission was executed by the state soil & water conservation department under schemes such as rejuvenation and climate proofing of spring-sheds for livelihood, and water and food security in Meghalaya, funded by the Union ministry of environment, forest & climate change under the National Adaptation Fund for Climate Change through National Bank for Agricultural and Rural Development (NABARD).
All districts are covered in the mass plantation drive wherein all indigenous plants raised by the communities across the State are provided to citizens who participated in the campaign.
In 46 community and rural development blocks, 10 villages per block planted around 1,000 trees, bringing the total to 4,60,000 trees. All planting material are locally sourced either from community-run nursery or from village forests. Incentives will be given to the planters if the trees survive after two years of planting.