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NGO launches Mission Green India, to plant 10 crore saplings by 2020

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

In a bid to increase India's green cover, an environmental NGO Thursday launched 'Mission Green India' movement pledging to plant over 10 crore saplings till February next year.

The event for the launch of the movement was held at and was attended by various stakeholders, including Syed Zafar Islam, Monowar Alam Khalid, HOD Environmental Science and Dean Students' Welfare, Integral University, Lucknow, Ashok Kinni, Former of of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, Dinesh Singh Gait, Member National Working Committee-BJP and Kisan Morcha Prabhari, Haryana, and several activists.

Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, could not attend the event due to a prior commitment, said a statement issued by the NGO, adding that he appreciated the effort through a written note.

The NGO's said that through this movement, more than 10 crore saplings will be planted throughout the year by travelling across 108 cities.

The continued depletion of natural resources has led major initiatives such as, Mission Green to become a wonderful learning lesson for the common man and make every one of us more environmentally aware than ever, the NGO said.

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First Published: Thu, February 07 2019. 19:30 IST