Haryana Government Plantation Drive For Students with Rs. 50 incentive
The Haryana Government on 19th June decided to introduce a scheme under which an incentive of Rs. 50 will be given to school students for planting trees, according to an official release. The students will also be provided with books about environment conservation.
The plantation drive will be launched by the School Education Department on July 10 under which students from Classes 6 to 12 of both government and private schools will be motivated to plant the trees in a convenient place in their house or at any public place. In return, they will be given an incentive of Rs. 50 each for every live tree planted by them every six months for a period of three years, the release said.
To promote a sense of connection, the students will be encouraged to name their trees after renowned personalities or their ancestors. The Department of Forest will ensure the adequate number of saplings are available for the scheme to run successfully.
The CM has instructed the Education Department to submit a weekly report about the progress made under the tree plantation drive, the release said. According to the release, the class in-charge and in-charge of Eco Club in schools are assigned with the responsibility of plantation by organizing functions on holidays.
Another major decision was taken at the meeting. It was decided that reused glass water bottles would be used in the Haryana Civil Secretariat as an alternative to the single-use plastic water bottles, the use of which has recently been banned by the State Government in all its offices across the State.
Click here for the official release on tree plantation drive.