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UP Goes Green campaign: CM launches scheme to plant 5 crore saplings

Claiming it to be the "largest plantation drive ever on earth", the CM said his scheme aimed to plant 80 species of saplings.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: July 11, 2016 4:01:04 pm
World Population Day, UP Goes Green, #UPGoesGreen, akhilesh yadav, UP Goes Green campaign, 5 crore saplings, UP news, uttar pradesh news, india news CM Akhilesh Yadav plants a sapling in Kannauj as part of the ‘Clean UP, Green UP mission’. (Source: ANI photo)

On the World Population Day, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav initiated a campaign to make UP a green state. Calling it UP Goes Green, Akhilesh aims to plant 5 crore saplings within a span of 24 hours.

The campaign was flagged off on Monday and will end on Tuesday at 10 am.

Claiming it to be the “largest plantation drive ever on earth”, the CM said the scheme aimed to plant 80 species of saplings.

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The scheme involves a total of 6000 plantation sites and an area of 770 sq km. At least 5,50, 000 people are associated with the scheme, the UP government tweeted. It added, “Grow a plant with us and play your part towards a better environment.”

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Mulayam Singh Yadav planting during a campaign drive organised by UP Government on Monday. (Source: Express photo by Vishal Srivastav) Mulayam Singh Yadav planting during a campaign drive organised by UP Government on Monday. (Source: Express photo by Vishal Srivastav)

At 12.45 pm, the UP government tweeted that ‘more than 1 crore saplings were planted’.

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