Haryana

3 crore trees to be planted in a year in Haryana

The Fact News Service
Chandigarh, June 5
On the occasion of Environment Day, Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal said on that as many as 3 crore trees will be planted in a year in Haryana in a bid to get  natural oxygen. In Haryana,  plantation would be done on 10 percent of the  8 lakh acres of panchayat land, which will be named as  Oxy Forest.  Not only this, all the trees planted in a year will also be named Oxy Forests. Manohar Lal said that for maintenance of tree above 75 years a pension amount of Rs 2500 would be given per year in the name of Pran Vayu Devta and this pension would also increase every year similar to the old age samman pension. In a bid to promote the process of getting  natural oxygen from trees, plantation will be done in the name of Panchavati in every village of Haryana.  Besides this, agro forestry will also be promoted on vacant land so that Panchayat income  in rural areas can also increase. The Chief Minister today also  launched Oxy Forest on Forest Department land in Mughal Canal near Sector 4, Karnal. Forest and Education Minister, Kanwar Pal, MP Sanjay Bhatia, MLA Gharaunda, Harvinder Kalyan, Additional Chief Secretary, Forest Department,  G. Anupama also accompanied the Chief Minister and planted Panchavati saplings. In this Panchavati, trees of Bel, Banyan, Amla, Peepal and Ashoka were planted. Besides  this,  the Chief Minister also inaugurated and laid foundation stones of three other projects  at the same programme, these include laying  foundation stone of Nagar Van Panchkula,  starting Panchavati plantation at 134 places of Kurukshetra pilgrimage and Pran Vayu Devta Pension Scheme. The Chief Minister said that  oxygen shortage was one of the biggest problem which everyone faced during this Pandemic  There is no substitute for Prana Vayu, that is why this forest has been named Oxy Forest, said  Manohar Lal. He said that whatever oxygen was used during the COVID-19 period was artificial and an arrangement of  300 MT oxygen  supply was made in Haryana.

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