The Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change organized “Hariyali Mahotsav”, the Tree Festival, at Talkatora Stadium, New Delhi, on 8th July 2022 for celebrating tree plantation and commemorating 75 years of Independence as ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’. The event was organised in collaboration with the State Governments, Police Institutions of NCT Government of Delhi and Schools of Delhi to undertake plantation drives and awareness generation to protect the environment.
More than 2500 people participated in person including School Students from Delhi, Members of the Eco-Task Force, and Members of the Non-Government organisations along with officials from various Ministries participated in the programme.
On the occasion of ‘Hariyali Mahotsav’ ceremonial plantations like 75 Nagar Vans, 75 degraded forest sites, along 75 km of road, around 75 Police establishments in Delhi and in 75 schools in Delhi were undertaken across the country through people’s participation involving School Children, NGOs, Civil Societies, officials of Police and other Govt. departments.
The Ministry has issued several advisories for the involvement of people encouraging their participation in various tree plantation programmes on occasions like Van/ Haryali Mahotsav, World Environment Day, World Forestry Day etc. States and UT Governments carry out various afforestation drives to achieve their afforestation targets including mass plantation drives involving public participation.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.
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