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June 06, 2019 Thursday 08:45:08 PM IST

India Govt To Launch School Nursery Initiative, Students to Plant Tree Saplings

Policy Indications

India Government plans to launch an initiative called School Nursery across the country where school kids will plant a seed, nurture the sapling and on his or her annual result would take the plant to be a trophy, according to Prakash Javadekar, Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Information and Broadcasting.

"For the amount of oxygen an individual requires, he should plant at least 8-10 saplings in his lifespan," he said. India's Forest Cover has riven by 1% in the last five years, according to Prakash Javadekar