Moga part of NITI Aayog’s 1 billion saplings project

Admn to prepare 5-yr blueprint

Moga part of NITI Aayog’s 1 billion saplings project

Ninety lakh saplings will be planted in Moga in five years.

Moga, June 9

Lauding the efforts being made to ensure Moga district’s overall development, the NITI Aayog has selected it as one of the two districts in the country where the pilot project of planting a proportionate of one billion saplings will be initiated to boost the green cover.

The second district is Ranchi in Jharkhand.

Ninety lakh saplings will be planted in Moga in five years. Moga District Magistrate Sandeep Hans said this was a great gift from the NITI Aayog to Moga on the occasion of World Environment Day.

He said 100 crore saplings would be planted in 112 districts of the country in a phased manner. Moga was lucky to be first on the list.

A blueprint was being prepared to plant 90 lakh saplings in the district. Stakeholders have been asked to identify land for the purpose. — TNS

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