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22 crore trees planted in Uttar Pradesh in one day

Updated : 2019-08-13 10:31:45

More than a million people in Uttar Pradesh planted saplings as part of the state government's campaign to tackle climate change and improve the environment in the country’s most populated state. Planting was carried out in 14,30,381 places, including 60,000 villages and 83,000 sites in forest ranges. It was the second huge tree-planting campaign in Uttar Pradesh. In 2016, 5 crore saplings were planted in a day.

Schoolchildren hold saplings distributed by the government in Prayagraj.  (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
Schoolchildren hold saplings distributed by the government in Prayagraj.  (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
More than a million people in UP planted saplings as part of a government campaign to tackle climate change and improve the environment in the country’s most populated state. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
More than a million people in UP planted saplings as part of a government campaign to tackle climate change and improve the environment in the country’s most populated state. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
Forest official Bivhas Ranjan said students, lawmakers, officials and others planted dozens of species of saplings on Friday along roads, rail tracks and in forest lands in Uttar Pradesh. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
Forest official Bivhas Ranjan said students, lawmakers, officials and others planted dozens of species of saplings on Friday along roads, rail tracks and in forest lands in Uttar Pradesh. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
Planting was carried out in 14,30,381 places, including 60,000 villages and 83,000 sites in forest ranges. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
Planting was carried out in 14,30,381 places, including 60,000 villages and 83,000 sites in forest ranges. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
It was the second huge tree-planting campaign in Uttar Pradesh. In 2016, 5 crore saplings were planted in a day. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
It was the second huge tree-planting campaign in Uttar Pradesh. In 2016, 5 crore saplings were planted in a day. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
India has pledged to keep one-third of its land area under tree cover, but the large population and rapid industrialization are hampering the efforts. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
India has pledged to keep one-third of its land area under tree cover, but the large population and rapid industrialization are hampering the efforts. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
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