Kerala to plant one million saplings on Environment Day

Last Updated: Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 20:24

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala will mark the World Environment Day June 5 by planting a million saplings in an hour, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said Thursday.

The state forests and environment ministry is organising the event in coordination with all state government departments and it will be executed by district administrations.
"Each of the 14 districts will be given 75,000 saplings and plantation will be done with the help of students, farmers, NGOs and women`s organisations," Chandy said in a statement here.
"Saplings will be planted between 10.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. June 5," he said.

IANS

First Published: Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 20:24
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