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10 crore trees to be planted on banks of river Ganga: Gadkari

Press Trust of India  |  Nagpur 

Union minister said today that around 10 crore trees would be planted under the 'Ganga Tree Plantation' programme on the banks of the river from Haridwar to

"The tree plantation along the banks of river Ganga will create job opportunities and will also benefit the environment. (Maharashtra) Forest minister will lead the project," the Minister for River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation said at a programme here.

The senior leader, who hails from area of Maharashtra, also appealed to the farmers of the region to go for bamboo plantation.

Union minister Hansraj Ahir was also present on the occasion.

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First Published: Mon, November 13 2017. 23:07 IST