Uttarakhand Plants Over 6.25 Lakh Saplings To Celebrate Onset Of Monsoons With Plantation Drive
The state of Uttarakhand celebrated the onset of monsoon by planting over 6.25 lakh trees, with Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Tuesday also participating in a tree plantation drive. The plantation drive is being conducted under “Rispana to Rishiparna” campaign, launched for the occasion of Harela festival. Rispana and Rishiparna refer to the start and endpoints of the plantation drives respectively. Explaining the significance of the festival, Mr. Rawat tweeted,
Mr. Rawat further planted trees himself and urged the citizens of his state to pay attention to plantation and environment conservation to ensure that the future generations have access to clean air and environment.
The Chief Minister also noted that about 6.25 lakh trees are being planted in the state of Uttarakhand on Harela festival this time as compared to the 4.50 lakh trees which were planted in 2018.
He shared a picture of him planting the sapling on Twitter and said that he’s glad to participate in the drive. Mr. Rawat further expressed happiness in his tweet over the satisfactory growth of the saplings they planted last time.