The state hopes to break two previous world records today by setting a new benchmark...
Digital Desk: Assam attempted to set a Guinness World Record on Sunday by planting one crore saplings as the mega plantation drive entered its final day.
The massive plantation drive Amrit Brikshya Andolan, began on September 9, and people across the state participated in the mega plantation.
Participating in the mega drive, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma posted on X(Twitter), “Assam creates history! Today I joined the Amrit Brikshya Jan Andolan to plant 1 crore saplings, a citizen-led movement to build a tree economy, and a clean environment and celebrate the birthday of a true champion of the Green Planet - Shri Narendra Modi ji.”
The state hopes to break two previous world records today by setting a new benchmark. The records are:
1. Largest photo album of people planting trees
2. Most trees planted by a team of 100 in an hour
CM Sarma urged the forest department to try to preserve 80 per cent of the saplings planted.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised the state government's efforts earlier on Saturday to build a green Assam.
In a letter addressed to Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma, PM Modi on Friday said, “It is heartening to learn about the launch of the Amrit Brikshya Andolan. The idea of planting one crore saplings across is admirable and laudable.”
“Assam, a beautiful state, is blessed with a rich biodiversity and diverse ecosystems, as well as a wide range of flora and fauna. The planting of saplings on privately and publicly owned land would significantly increase the amount of greenery in the picturesque state,” he added.
The letter went on to say that programs like the Amrit Brikshya Andolan will support the government's goal of clean, green growth and have several long-term advantages for the environment and human health.
The following world records were attempted as part of the Amrit Brikshya Andolan: