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India plants more than 66 million trees in 12hrs
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India plants more than 66 million trees in 12hrs

Around 1.5 million volunteers planted more than 66 million trees in just 12 hours as part of a record-breaking environmental drive.

The previous record was also set in India in 2016 when volunteers planted over 50 million trees in one day.

The trees were planted along the Narmada River in the central state of Madhya Pradesh, each volunteer planting an average of 44 saplings each.

India committed under the Paris Agreement to increasing its forests by five million hectares before 2030 to combat climate change.

Shivraj Singh Chouhan, the state’s chief minister, described the efforts as a “historic day”. 

Author: DelAgua

Publish Date: 24.07.2019

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