BHOPAL: The government of Madhya Pradesh on Saturday announced the launch of Ankur, a program whereby citizens will be rewarded for planting trees during the monsoon, an official said.
People who take the initiative to plant saplings will receive the Pranvayu Prize for their participation, the official said. Speaking at the launch, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said, “We are setting up oxygen factories. But trees provide natural oxygen. No oxygen factory is bigger than trees. A tree-planting campaign will be carried out as part of the Ankur program during the monsoon. ” The imbalance in nature must be corrected, he said, urging citizens to commit to planting more trees during the monsoon.
Additional Chief Environment Secretary Malay Shrivastav said the program will ensure public participation in the program.
People who want to participate in the tree planting campaign can register on the Vayudoot app, the official said.
Participants must upload a photo when planting the sapling and upload another photo after caring for the sapling for 30 days, he said.
After an audit, the chief minister will present the Pranvayu Prize to the selected winners in each district, the official added.