The East Godavari district administration is chalking out plans to undertake plantation of one lakh saplings to mark the ‘Karthika Vanamahotsavam,’ besides developing nurseries in 142 government-run schools all over the district from November 25.
The target was to complete plantation of one lakh saplings in single day. To reach this, officials of various departments are on the job identifying vacant lands in various parts of the district. The Social Forestry Wing of the Forest Department is ready to provide the saplings and plans are afoot to involve educational institutions and service organisations in the plantation drive.
Reviewing the arrangements with the officials of different departments here on Monday, District Collector H. Arun Kumar said that 142 schools had already been identified by the Education Department, where land and water were available to develop nurseries and the programme would be launched on a par with the ‘Karthika Vanamahotsavam.’
He said that the nurseries would be grown under the MGNREGS.
Source : The Hindu