Statewide drive of 33 crore sapling-planting begins from Baba Amte’s Anandwan

It's to prevent environmental degradation for the next generation - C M Devendra Fadnavis

Ten years ago, when there were serious discussions in connection with environment, there was no idea about its result, which is experienced severely in a short span of time. But it is a duty of this generation to prevent the environmental degradation for the next generation. Each citizen should participate in this statewide sapling-planting drive in order to do their duties, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis made this appeal.

Mr. Fadnavis has launched the statewide 33 crore sapling-planting drive from late Baba Amte’s Karmabhoomi-Anandwan by planting a sapling.

On arrival at Anandwan, he inaugurated the Atal Anand Ghan-Van Yojana of Forest Department by planting a sapling. On the lines of Japan to build a thick forest in urban areas, the Miyawaki method of tree-plantation has been commenced by the forest department. On this occasion, the Chief Minister also visited the memorial site of late Baba Amte in Anandwan. Mr. Fadnavis also paid tribute to him. He also visited the Anandvan exhibition. A bike rally was flagged off by him for publicity in connection with the sapling-planting across the state. Post this, he has inaugurated 33 crore sapling-planting program, which was organized by the Forest Department. On this occasion, the State Finance & Planning, Forest
Minister and Guardian Minister of Chandrapur Sudhir Mungantiwar was present with him.
While addressing the trees lovers, the Chief Minister said that 33 crore sapling-
planting is an ambitious concept.

After reaching at this place, the reporters asked why this 33crores of tree sapling-planting drive is being started from Anandwan …. In a reply to them, Mr. Fadnavis said as the name contain both Anand and Van (forest and happiness). With the guidance of late Baba Amte, this Anandvan has done the work of giving happiness in the lives of the disadvantaged people who have broken heart. So what could be better than this place? It came to our mind. That is why, we decided to start a useful campaign for the society from Anandwan.

He said that four years ago, when the forest department had decided to sapling-planting 50 crore trees. So everyone thought that this would be a political announcement again. However, Forest Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar took this initiative. We will get to see
50 crores of trees soon. Due to the increasing temperature in the present time, the balance of the environment has worsened. It should be understood. Its horrific reality is now coming out.

Many species are being destroyed. Therefore, nature’s balance has worsened. Hence, the environmental degradation should be prevented. Saplings should be planted for next
generation. With the help of this initiative, drought can be eradicated. It’s time to wake up.
Pollution levels should be brought down to save the Earth. Therefore, carbon emissions should be reduced. Mr. Fadnavis appealed to plant the sapling for the next generation.