BY KESAVAN UNNIKRISHNAN
Madhya Pradesh : More than 67 million trees were planted by millions of people in a span of 12 hours in Indian State of Madhya Pradesh , setting a new Guinness reforestation record.
The event took place on Sunday in Central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. More than 1.5 million people from all walks of life, ranging from students and housewives to government officials, planted a total of 66,750,000 tree saplings in just 12 hours. A total of 24 districts of Narmada river basin were identified for the plantation. The saplings included two-dozen varieties of plants sourced from different nurseries around the state.
The state chief minister, Shivraj Singh Chouhan said:
I am greatly indebted to all who are planting trees today. We will be contributing significantly in saving nature. By participating in a plantation, people are contributing their bit to climate change initiatives and saving the environment.The world talks of global warming & climate change, but Madhya Pradesh has taken a concrete step to deal with it.