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Plant And Nurture A Tree And Get Rs. 50: Haryana Government’s New Scheme Targetted At Students For A Clean And Green State

Taking forward its World Environment Day plans, Haryana government has decided to rope in students and increase the green cover in the state

Plant And Nurture A Tree And Get Rs. 50: Haryana Government’s New Scheme Targetted At Students For A Clean And Green State

New Delhi: Dropping enough hints that Haryana government is environment conscious and is leaving no stone unturned to achieve a clean and green environment, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on June 19 launched a scheme to accelerate tree plantation in the state and ensure active participation of school students in initiatives to protect the environment. Under this unique scheme, after every six months, the government will incentivise students with Rs. 50 for every tree they plant and nurture. The decision was taken yesterday at a meeting to review the progress of five environment friendly schemes of different departments in Chandigarh.

Sharing information on the scheme, the Chief Minister said, “Under a unique scheme to ensure the active participation of school students in environmental protection, the Government will give Rs. 50 per student incentive amount after every six months on every living tree planted by the student. This incentive amount will be granted for a period of up to three years.”

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For the same, the students will be provided with books on environment conservation and the drive will be launched by the school education department on July 10. Under this, students of both government and private school, studying from class 6 to 12, will be encouraged to plant at least one tree in their house or at a public place.

Apart from this, the state government took forward its decision to ban on single-use plastic bottles in all government offices. During the meeting, it was decided that from today (June 20) onwards, water bottles made of glass will be used.

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To conserve water, the state government also decided to accelerate the ‘Install tap, save water’ campaign which will continue till December 31, 2018. In the first phase, the goal is to install one lakh taps. Apart from this, the government will provide one lakh taps to the Department of Development and Panchayat to be installed in villages with the help of volunteers.

On the eve of the 45th World Environment Dayfive major decisions where taken in Haryana these include ban on single-use plastic water bottles in all government offices, making Haryana a polythene free state, plantation of 20 lakh saplings, replacing halogen and sodium bulbs and tubelights with LED bulbs and digging of 1,000 pits for groundwater recharge and rainwater harvesting.

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