PATNA: The state authorities has determined to plant greater than 5 crore saplings within the present monetary 12 months (2021-22) with an goal to extend Bihar’s inexperienced cowl to 17% from the prevailing 15%.
CM Nitish Kumar on Saturday launched the ‘Mission 5.0 Plantation’ by planting a mahogany sapling at his official residence at 1, Anney Marg, right here on the World Atmosphere Day.
“State’s atmosphere, forest and local weather change division (EFCCD) has mounted a goal of planting 5 crore saplings within the present FY beneath the Jal-Jeevan-Hariyali Abhiyan to create consciousness about atmosphere safety,” a press notice issued from the CM’s workplace stated.
Quickly after the CM launched the programme, plantation was formally began in all forest divisions throughout the state. The agricultural growth division (RDD) additionally began the plantation drive at numerous locations beneath the MGNREGS.
Equally, the ladies volunteers of Jeevika, completely different NGOs and paramilitary forces additionally launched the plantation drive on the event.
To fulfill the demand beneath the Mission 5.0 Plantation, the EFCCD has ready greater than 5.5 crore saplings in its completely different nurseries throughout the state. A complete of 1.24 crore saplings can be planted by the EFCCD beneath completely different departmental schemes.
“Two crore saplings can be handed over to the RDD for plantation beneath the MGNREGS, whereas one other 1.5 crore saplings will probably be offered to Jeevika. Round 15 lakh saplings will probably be bought to widespread folks by the EFCCD. One other 20 lakh saplings will probably be planted by completely different organizations, together with the NGOs and paramilitary forces,” the press notice stated.
Bihar’s complete inexperienced cowl diminished to solely 9% in 2000 as virtually all forest areas fell within the newly carved Jharkhand after the state’s bifurcation. To extend the inexperienced cowl, Nitish had launched ‘Hariyali Mission’ in 2012.
Bihar efficiently elevated its inexperienced cowl to fifteen% by planting round 22 crore saplings since 2012.
Principal secretaries to the CM, Deepak Kumar and Chanchal Kumar, had been current on the event.