Uttar Pradesh government on a journey to make state greener
Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh has started its journey to break its own Guinness Book of World record in plantation, on Monday.
The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to plant approximately five crore plants in the state in two days and the campaign is in full swing while the Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav planted a sapling braving the rain in Kanpur Dehat.
The state government plans to achieve this number in two days (July 11 and July 12). The authorities have reached the number of four crore till 1300 hours on the first day of its campaign.
The plantation drive is underway in different districts of Uttar Pradesh.
What Akhilesh Yadav said:
The Uttar Pradesh government is committed to improve the environment and quality of air in the state. Our green cover has increased considerably during last 4 years of Samajwadi party government, the Chief Minister said during the plantation drive in the state capital.
Tweet by Akhilesh Yadav:
Part of the CLEAN UP, GREEN UP initiative, we will be planting 5 crore saplings within 24hours. A new world record! pic.twitter.com/O9ttyFqoiT
— Akhilesh Yadav (@yadavakhilesh) July 11, 2016