6 Jul 2024

Madhya Pradesh: CM Mohan Yadav launches ‘Ek Ped Maa Ke Naam’ campaign; plants Amla sapling in memory of his mother; 26001 saplings planted in Jamboree grounds

Bhopal: Chief Minister Dr. Mohan Yadav has said that in Indian culture, the importance of one tree is considered equal to that of ten sons. Along with vegetation, considering rivers, mountains, etc. as living beings symbolizes our sensitive cultural tradition. 

Under the ‘Ek Ped Maa ke Naam’ campaign being run across the country on the call of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the state government has also pledged to plant trees extensively with a target to plant not less than 5 crores 50 lakh saplings in the state.  As many as 51 lakh saplings will be planted in Indore and 12 lakh saplings each in Bhopal and Jabalpur districts.


Dr. Yadav was addressing the ‘Ek Ped Maa Ke Naam-Major Tree Plantation’ campaign organized at the Jamboree Ground. CM planted an Amla sapling in memory of his mother Leela Bai Yadav and inaugurated the campaign by lighting a lamp. Earlier, he also had a look at the pictures made by the students on awareness about environmental protection.


CM lauds students for their enthusiasm for plantation


Appreciating the active participation of students, voluntary organizations, NCC, and NSS in the tree plantation campaign, CM Dr. Yadav said that people are enthusiastic about tree plantation in the entire state and they are coming forward to plant trees and take part in the campaign.


BMC will plant 1.20 lakh saplings


Members of the Cabinet also planted saplings at various places in Bhopal as well as in other districts of the state. Mayor Malti Rai said that Bhopal Municipal Corporation has resolved to plant one lakh 20 thousand saplings under the massive tree plantation campaign. In today’s campaign, 26001 saplings are being planted with public participation. 

She said that under the Jal Ganga Samvardhan Abhiyan started on the initiative of CM Dr. Yadav for the conservation of water sources, 128 dumpers of silt were removed from 12 reservoirs of Bhopal city, and work of conservation of 54 step wells and 42 wells was done. MP V.D. Sharma said that as per the call of PM Modi, the people of the state should plant a tree in the name of their mothers and also take care of it.

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