Green cover Current Affairs
Haryana Government has launched ‘Paudhagiri campaign’, an unique program to increase green cover in the state. It was launched by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar by planting ‘maulsari’ sapling in Tau Devi Lal Sports Complex premises of Gurugram. The campaign aims increase green cover in the state, help in stabilising environment and improve overall climatic conditions, thus help in checking global warming.
Under this campaign, 22 lakh students studying in Class 6th to 12th of all government and private schools will plant sapling each, during three months of monsoon ( July, August and September). State forest department will provide sapling to every student.
Students can plant saplings either in courtyard of their house, field or park or school or at any open space available in their proximity. Every student planting sapling will take care of it for next three years. They can name plant according to their likes.
State Government will give incentive of Rs 50 in every six months from government, after student upload his selfie with his or her plant on App planted by him or her. Student will get total Rs 300 in three years for looking after sapling.
Punjab government has launched ‘i-Hariyali’ mobile application under ‘Mission Tandarust Punjab’ aimed at increasing the state’s green cover. It will enable app users to order free plant saplings and help to save the environment from pollution.
The app aims to inspire more and more people to plant maximum saplings during current monsoon season so as to save environment from pollution hazards. Using it, users can book sapling of their choice, a maximum of 25 per person, from nearby government nursery. It will ensure clean, green, healthy and robust Punjab with active participation of people.