- An ambitious step towards eco-friendly Maharashtra
- Target was – plantation of 2,00,00,000 trees per year and Achievement is - 2,81,38,634
- 36 districts from Maharashtra participated in the movement
Tree Plantation Movement
Tree Planation is one of most ambitious initiatives of the Government of Maharashtra. With respect to this initiative Maharashtra Government had launched a massive drive to increase the green cover across the state. As a part of the initiative, the Maharashtra Government decided to plant around 2 crore trees across the state. Also, the state government also announced its plan to plant 50 crore saplings in the next three years. The drive was launched in the presence of state Governor CH Vidyasagar Rao, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Union Minister of State for Environment Prakash Jawdekar.
No doubt this is one of the most novel and noblest deeds. Planting trees and taking care of them is not less than any social work. And that too in an era of unwanted and extreme cutting down of trees, this initiative is a great movement indeed. Moreover, what makes this initiative a massive action is the vision and the achievement of it. The target of 2,00,00,000 trees to be planted was fixed and it was seen that 2,81,38,634 number of trees were planted. This shows the enthusiasm and the vigour by which the Government worked on this initiative.
All the 36 districts of the state participated and contributed in the drive to make it a success. But it was the participation of volunteers who led this campaign to its peak with an aim to make Maharashtra covered in lush greenery. Initiatives of such kinds do not need much of monetary support, rather it requires people to volunteer and support such a cause. It requires people and their participation to plant the saplings and take an effort in planting them.