Madhya Pradesh government is aiming to create a new Guinness record by planting 6 crore saplings along Narmada river on Sunday. The record for maximum plantations in 24 hours at multiple locations was created by Akhilesh Yadav government in July 2016 with 5 crore saplings.
We have planned to plant 6 crore saplings in 12 hours on the basin and both the banks of river Narmada”, principal chief conservator of forest (PCCF) Animesh Shukla.
Shukla said the plantation drive will be covered under the category – most trees planted in 12 hours (team) – multiple locations – for which the Guinness record company has trained volunteers to collect data and monitor the plantation drive. The plantation will be carried out in 12 hours from 7 am to 7 pm, which will be recorded and provided to the company, he said. The verification will be monitored by GPS based satellite technology.
Narmada Seva Yatra’ has become successful with the active participation of society. A total of 3350 k.m distance has been covered in 148 days under the campaign and over 15 lakh persons took resolution to make Maa Narmada clean, incessant and pious. It was amazing to see the campaign transforming gradually into a public movement with enthusiasm, joy and affinity. Participation of over 500 religious heads, environmentalists, social activists, eminent members of political parties, office bearers of United Nations’ organisations, prominent personalities of film and sports arena besides presence of Chief Ministers and Ministers of Union Government has established the image of the campaign at international level.
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