Saturday 23 August, 2014

Uma Bharti launches tree plantation drive

Published On: Tue, Jun 17th, 2014 | Indian Health | By BioNews

Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti Tuesday launched a nationwide tree plantation drive, and a public awareness programme to save India’s rivers.

The minister planted saplings along the banks of the Yamuna river in the national capital, and remembered the victims of the massive flash floods in Uttarakhand last year.

“The tree plantation drive will strengthen our river banks and reduce the chances of flood and soil erosion,” Uma Bharti said after planting the saplings.

Similar functions were held in Gangotri, Haridwar, Kanpur, Allahabad, Varanasi, Patna, Nabadweep and Ganga Sagar, said an official statement from the water resources ministry.

Leave a comment

XHTML: You can use these html tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

More from Indian Health
  • Lucknow gets respite from heat wave with heavy rains
  • Thousands of birds, hundreds of animals died in Maharashtra hailstorms: BNHS
  • Uma Bharti launches tree plantation drive
  • AIIMS-Patna’s awareness drive to control encephalitis
  • Need to use science for social transformation: Jitendra Singh
  • Visit us on Google+