(The Gist of PIB) Vriksharopan Abhiyan

(The Gist of PIB) Vriksharopan Abhiyan


Vriksharopan Abhiyan

  • Union Home Minister launched the Tree Plantation Campaign “Vriksharopan Abhiyan” of the Ministry of Coal in the presence of Union Minister of Coal in Delhi.


  • Vriksharopan Abhiyan is being organized by the Ministry of Coal involving all Coal and Lignite PSUs during which large scale plantations would be carried out in mines, colonies, offices and other suitable areas of Coal and Lignite PSUs.
  • The tree plantation campaign was conducted at more than 130 locations spread in 38 Districts of 10 coal/lignite bearing States through Video Conferencing.
  • The coal and lignite PSUs have planned to plant 40 lakh saplings over 1,789 Hectares of land at a cost of Rs. 70 crores in the current fiscal.
  • During the launch event, the Union Home Minister inaugurated and laid the Foundation stone of 6 Eco parks/ Tourism sites. These are being developed by PSUs under Coal Ministry keeping in mind the well-being of people of those areas.

Key highlights:

  • Under the campaign, Amit Shah has inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of six eco-parks and tourism sites.
  • The Abhiyan is being organized by the Ministry of Coal which involves all coal and Ignite PSUs. Under this large scale plantation will be carried out in colonies, offices, and mines and in other suitable areas of coal and Ignite PSUs.
  • Seedlings will also be distributed under the campaign in the nearby areas for promoting plantation by society.
  • The eco-parks inaugurated by the Home Minister will provide avenues for the adventure, water sport, recreation, bird watching, etc. for the people who have been residing in the nearby areas. It can also be integrated to form part of the tourism circuit.
  • The sites under the campaign have been planned to generate revenue for self-sustenance and to create employment potential for the people.


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