In Uttar Pradesh, a series of world records have been made yesterday in the massive plantation drive Vriksharopan Mahakumbh on the occasion of 77th anniversary of Quit India Movement. More than 22 crore saplings were planted at 12.2 lakh locations under the drive-in state. Chief Minister UP said that the state would plant 25 crore trees next year.
It is an initiative to environment in which UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath committed of plantation of more than 22 cores plants have to be planted in Uttar Pradesh within a month, Steps like, all 100-year tress have to be spotted and give them special facilities and name like Heritage trees.
AIR Correspondent reports that State created four records yesterday under the massive plantation drive. Free distribution of saplings in Prayagraj district created a world record after it was certified by the Guinness as the largest distribution of saplings in the world. 76823 saplings were distributed free in just 6 hours in the district yesterday.
Apart from planting 22 crore 59 lakh, 81 thousand 116 trees in a single day, 5 crore trees were planted at the same time at different locations in the first hour of campaign from 9 to 10 am and 1.1 lakh trees were planted in Kasganj in the presence of governor Anandiben Patel. Chief Minister inaugurated the plantation drive by planting banyan three at Jaitikheda in Sarojininagar, Lucknow. On the occasion he said that in every district, Gandhi Udyan, a garden named after Mahatama Gandhi, would also be planted with trees that found mention in the literature related to him.