You must know that India is the fastest growing country on Earth. With more than one billion people occupying the congested lands, it leaves a lot of pollution. But, the nation has effectively introduced again almost 50 million trees back into the wild because of new $6 billion dollar reforesting campaign. This campaign is surely going to assist in starting the environmental plan to decrease the country’s emissions by 35% intended to be achieved by 2030.
On Monday, June 11th, 800,000 volunteers from the town of Uttar Pradesh worked 24 hours continuously and planted millions of trees. The previous planting record set by Pakistan of only 847,275 trees was broken by India. 80 different species of trees were planted by volunteers near Uttar Pradesh. All the saplings were picked up from local nurseries.
Back in December 2015, the movement was started out after India declared their impressive plan at the Paris Climate Conference. The nation intends on reviving 12% land with forests, making $6 billion dollars. India plans to cover 235 million acres which is 29% of the entire country with trees by 2030.
At present, pollution is the major cause of death in India. It is literally choking India to death. As Yadav told volunteers in the city of Kannauj:
“The world has realized that serious efforts are needed to reduce carbon emissions to mitigate the effects of global climate change. Uttar Pradesh has made a beginning in this regard.”
This new effort might mark a new milestone for India. The country that blossomed in the past may rise again and revive the environment. But, for that the young saplings must survive first. There are many concerns regarding planting trees in such immense proportions, and what complications may come by later on such as water deficiencies and disease. However, the effort is surely amazing and in the right direction in order to bring back the environment into India.