Hariyali Mahotsav from July 15 to August 15

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CM Chouhan along with cabinet colleagues to inaugurate
About 8 crore saplings to be planted this year

Bhopal :Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan will inaugurate Hariyali Mahotsav-2016 by planting saplings along with his cabinet colleagues on the premises of Susashan Bhavan here on July 15. This year, a target has been set to plant about 8 crore saplings, which exceeds population of Madhya Pradesh. ACS Forests Deepak Khandekar has issued directives to all collectors and DFOs regarding holding of Mahotsav.

Public representatives and government will also plant saplings

Under Mahotsav, plantation programmes will be held at district, tahasil and Janpad level. In-charge Ministers, Ministers, MPs, MLAs, distinguished citizens and government officers will take part in it.

Plantation on banks of Kshipra and Narmada rivers

Large number of saplings with participation of local communities will be planted in the villages situated on the banks of Kshipra and Narmada rivers. Besides, Forest Department will motivate people to plant saplings on private lands. Plantation on river banks will prevent land erosion.

Various departments to participate

Along with Forest Department, State Bamboo Mission, Forest Development Corporation, Sericulture Department, Joint Forest Management Committees, Jan-Abhiyan Parishad, urban bodies, three-tier panchayats, Mandi Societies and other government agencies will also participate in plantation.

Schools, colleges to have bio-fencing

During Hariyali Mahotsav, saplings will be planted on government lands, farmers’ private lands, educational institutions, government complexes, along roads and water bodies. Efforts would be made to develop bio-fencing through plantation in schools and colleges.

Saplings of these trees will be planted

Along with bamboo, teak, aonla, Khamer, neem, jamun, sirus, sheesham, bel, muhua etc, saplings of fruit bearing trees will also be planted.

Over one crore saplings ready

Forest Department has prepared over one crore saplings with the help of Joint Forest Management Committees and local societies.