India is a country with vast diversification, different cultures and traditions. But with the increase in cultural heritage of the country, the world talks of global warming and climate change, deforestation in India is a growing issue with its increasing population of 1 billion people in need of more agricultural land and housing but Madhya Pradesh has taken a concrete step to deal with it. Under the Paris Agreement, India has pledged to increase its forests by 95 million hectares by 2030, costing around $6.2 billion.
In Madhya Pradesh around 1.5 million volunteers planted more than 66 million trees in just 12 hours as part of a record-breaking environmental campaign. Since, The planet loses 15 billion trees every year and much of it is cleared for farmland to feed the world’s booming population, but it is feared this could be exacerbating climate change. Madhya pradesh government took a challenging step against the rising issues of environment and increasing greenhouse effect.
The volunteers planted an average of 44 saplings each along the Narmada River in the central state of Madhya Pradesh on Sunday 2 July. The previous record was also set in India, when volunteers in Uttar Pradesh state set a world record by planting over 50 million trees in one day in July 2016. The record-breaking environmental campaign – which saw the planting of over 20 different species of trees was a very powerful step taken by the Madhya Pradesh government to fight against the issues to save our mother Earth. Observers from Guinness World Records monitored the mass plantation, and are expected to confirm the new record within the coming weeks.
Shirvraj Singh Chouhan, the State’s Chief Minister, described the efforts as a “historic day”
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