Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that now building permission will be given on the condition that the person who builds the house will definitely plant a tree. The condition of planting sapling will be mandatory for building permission, whether it is a municipal corporation, municipality, nagar panchayat i.e. any level of urban body. If there is no space at home, it will be necessary to plant a sapling in a park or public place and protect it.

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan was addressing the state-wide Ankur plantation campaign on the occasion of World Environment Day today. Farmers Welfare and Agriculture Development Minister Shri Kamal Patel was present in this programme that started virtually from CM’s residence. New and Renewable Energy and Environment Minister Shri Hardeep Singh Dang participated in the programme virtually from Mandsaur. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan interacted with the District Nodal Officers of Ankur Abhiyan of 5 districts through VC. In the programme, the plantation activities in Harda were presented through the film. Additional Chief Secretary Shri Malay Shrivastava gave information regarding the Ankur programme.

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that it will be the responsibility of the Gram Panchayats in the villages also that every house that is built, a tree must be planted in it. This condition will also be applicable to the houses being built under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. Apart from houses, trees will be planted in schools, panchayat buildings, fields etc. This condition will also be applicable on government buildings and offices. As many trees will have to be planted by the builder according to the number of flats built in a multi-storey building. The condition of planting trees will be added in the construction of all government, non-government buildings. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that people will plant trees with self-motivation also because environmental protection is not a slogan but a mantra for us.

Plant trees on occasions like birthdays and marriage anniversaries

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan appealed to the people of the state to cooperate in saving the environment. He said that all the people of the state must plant trees once in a year, because planting saplings is like planting life. Trees are the only living oxygen plant. Trees give us life; a big tree provides shelter to many birds and animals. Every tree has a role in maintaining environmental balance. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan appealed to the people of the state to plant a sapling on every happy occasion, birthdays, marriage anniversaries as well as on the death anniversary of parents and the loved ones in their memory.

Participants of Ankur programme will be honored with Pranavayu Award

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that Ankur programme has been started to encourage tree plantation with public participation. Vayudoot app has been launched for this on Buddha Purnima May. 26. So far more than 15 thousand participants have registered in this programme. Plantation photos have been uploaded on the app by more than 2,500 participants. Those who plant trees will be called Vriksha Veer and Vriksha Veerangana. The selected participants will also be honoured with Pranavayu Award. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan congratulated the officers and participants of the district for the highest registration so far in Niwari district. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that it is necessary to save the environment if we have to save the earth and keep the earth fit for the coming generations. For this it is necessary to plant trees, save rivers.

Dense forest developed in an area of ​​400 acres due to plantation

The programme also screened a short film on tree plantation on the banks of Ruparel river in Harda district on the initiative of Shri Gauri Shankar Mukati. Shri Mukati has been working for tree plantation since 1990. Due to his efforts, a dense forest has developed in an area of ​​about 400 acres around the Ruparel river. In a virtual discussion with the Chief Minister Shri Chouhan, Shri Mukati suggested that as shoulders are made on both sides for the safety of the road, it should be made mandatory to plant trees on both sides of the rivers. Due to this, the pesticides and chemical fertilizers used in the fields will not wash off into the rivers and soil erosion will be prevented. The rivers will not be shallow, which will also give relief from the problem of early floods and the rivers will remain perennial.

Seven-year-old Kopal acted like a brand ambassador

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan also interacted with the participants of Ankur Abhiyan. Seven-year-old Kopal Srivastava of Raisen told that her parents inspired her to plant a sapling. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan while thanking the parents for giving such values ​​and inspiration to the daughter said that seven-year-old Kopal has acted like a brand ambassador. Hrithik Dhakad from Raisen said that he got information about the campaign from Twitter and planted a sapling with the spirit of doing something for the country.

Takes care of trees like children

Shri Tarun Solanki of Sehore told that he is interested in horticulture and takes care of trees like his own children. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan asked Tarun ji to connect other people with Ankur Abhiyan. Shri Pawan Kumar Jain of Sehore and Smt. Shweta Gore of Datia also spoke to the Chief Minister.

Got inspiration for tree plantation on seeing CM Shri Chouhan planting a sapling every day

Shri Santosh Upadhyay of Datia told that he is a private school operator. All private school operators of Datia have pledged to plant saplings under Ankur Abhiyan. Sushri Sunita Agrawal of Guna said that she saw Chief Minister Shri Chouhan planting a sapling every day, inspired by this she joined the campaign. Shri Jitendra Chandrol of Mandla told that he planted a tree on the occasion of the birthday of his wife and mother. Sushri Riya Harhada of Mandla said that she is active in the direction of tree plantation due to the inspiration of the teachers. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan suggested Riya to run a campaign for tree plantation in the college premises.


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