Madhya Pradesh eyes Guinness World Record by planting 6 crore saplings in just 12 hours
As a part of river conservation efforts, nearly 6 crore trees were planted along the Narmada River by 1.5 million volunteers in the state of Madhya Pradesh. This effort of the Madhya Pradesh government may set a Guinness World Record in plantation. The current record of planting maximum saplings in least time was set by Uttar Pradesh, which was five crore in 24 hours.
The chief minister of Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chouhan initiated the occasion by performing ‘puja’ and planting saplings at Amarkantak, from where river Narmada originates.
By planting trees, we are not only serving Madhya Pradesh but the world at large. Children, youth, women, cutting across religion and class are participating in this noble cause of planting trees, Shivraj Singh Chouhan tweeted.
The plantation drive started at 7 am in the morning along the banks of the river covering 24 districts of the state. The overwhelming response from the volunteers made the program extremely successful.