IEP CHANDIGARH JULY 15, 2022
As per the directions of the Haryana Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal, the State Government would be celebrating the 73rd Van Mahotsav on July 19, 2022, at Saraswati Van, Kurukshetra. The event would be presided over by Forest Minister, Sh. Kanwar Pal. Apart from which Minister of State for Sports and Youth Affairs, S. Sandeep Singh and other guests will also attend the programme.
The Forest Department has set a target of planting 2 crore saplings this time. Of these, 30 lakh saplings will be provided free of cost to the people of Haryana.
Forest Minister Sh. Kanwar Pal informed that on July 19, the 73rd Van Mahotsav will be celebrated in Kurukshetra with great pomp. The department has set a target of planting 2 crore saplings this year. Out of this, 40 lakh saplings will be planted under agroforestry, 29 lakh under Jal Shakti Abhiyan and 19 lakh under the Paudhagiri scheme. Along with this, 30 lakh saplings will also be provided free of cost to the people of Haryana. He said that the remaining 82 lakh saplings would be planted across the state under other schemes.
Under Amrit Sarovar Abhiyan, Peepal- Banyan trees will be planted on the banks of 2200 ponds in 22 districts
Additional Chief Secretary, Forest and Wildlife Department, Sh. A. K Singh further informed that Under the Amrit Sarovar Mission, plants of varieties like Banyan, Peepal, Neem and Pilkhan would be planted on the banks of 2200 ponds in 22 districts of Haryana.
He said that a 150 km long nature trail is being developed from Kalka to Kalesar, so as to ensure that people visiting there can enjoy nature in the best possible way. This work will be completed in this financial year. Along with this, ornamental and shady trees will also be planted in cities and towns to check pollution, he informed.
Book display vehicle decorated with nature and environmental literature will also be flagged off
Sh. A. K Singh informed that on the day of Van Mahotsav, a book display vehicle decorated with nature and environmental literature, in collaboration with the National Book Trust, Government of India, would be specially flagged off.
He said that for the first time 67 species of mushrooms have been discovered in Kalesar National Park and 58 species of butterflies have also been identified in Manethi in Aravalli hills, for which the forest department is geared up for its conservation. The Forest Department is very excited about the inclusion of Sultanpur National Park and Bhindawas Wildlife Sanctuary in the ‘Ramsar Site’ due to the environmental cooperation policy of the Haryana Government.