SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh Forest Department conducted a five-day plantation drive across the state and successfully planted 25,35,441 saplings at a total of 727 sites. A spokesperson for the department mentioned that over 1 lakh people from various walks of life, including students, youth clubs, mahila mandals and NGOs, were involved in the plantation drive.
The Chamba forest circle recorded the highest number of saplings (3,85,875) planted. Nurpur forest division followed where 1,88,467 saplings were planted.
The authorities used online applications for close campaign. Forest officials were deployed at each site to fill in data regarding the number of people participated and saplings planted.
Govind Singh Thakur, Himachal Pradesh Forest Minister, has commended the efforts of the department and thanked the people of the state for making the drive a success.