Green Noida - Van Mahotsav 2015

'Green Noida' drive has been launched in Noida with a pledge to increase the green cover in the city. The district administration as part of this drive will plant one lakh trees on July 04, 2015 to mark the occasion. Every year the first week of July is observed as 'Van Mahotsav - festival of tree planting' across India. This festival was started by Union Ministry for Agriculture in 1950.

Green Noida - A Tree Plantation Drive to Increase the Green Cover in the City

The UP Forest department has set targets for tree planting in the state by various zones. Gautam Buddh Nagar has a target of  nearly 4.4 lakh trees to be planted for the year 2015-16. The aim is to increase the forest and tree cover of the state to one third as envisaged in the National Forest Policy 1988 and the State Forest Policy 1998. The present green cover of the Uttar Pradesh is merely 21, 244 Sq Km which is a dismal 8.82 percent of the total land area of the state. The tree planting drive will be part of the Van Mahotsav 2015 to be celebrated in the first week of July.

This time around the Forest Department has selected indigenous varieties of trees like Parijat, Kadamb, Sita Ashok, Tamaal, Maulshree, Ttulsi, Harsingar, Banyan and Peepal for plantation across the state depending on soil and weather conditions instead of the usual ornamental plants and shrubs.The chosen tree varieties finda a mention in the folklore and have huge environmental and medicinal significance as well.

Schools, Colleges, government offices, residential societies, real estate developers, industrialists, corporates and NGOs of Noida will take part in this Green Noida drive. This is estimated to increase the green cover of the city by 25 acres.

Lets all pledge to plant a sapling and nurture it to a tree!

Related Links:
Official website of UP Forest Department
Chief Scretary's Directive for Van Mahotsav Celebration and Tree Planting Targets
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