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Who will take care of 1.5 mn saplings planted in Meghalaya !!

SHILLONG: Meghalaya Government earlier this month planted 1.5  million saplings in all the eleven districts of the state on the occasion of World Environment Day but the big question is what happens next  and who will take care of the saplings.

The Meghalaya Government, in furthering its commitment to address the challenges and threats to natural springs in the state, planted  a million  saplings across the state  but now the next challenge is who will take care and protect these saplings to ensure that the aim of planting the saplings is fructified and saplings do survive to become trees in future.

When asked, Meghalaya Forest and Environment Minister, Lahkmen Rymbui said that the Chief minister, Conrad Sangma has already requested everyone to adopt a tree and Government would try to turn this idea into a mass movement so that each and every individuals takes care of the saplings which have been planted.

“We want all be it student , elders and even youths, to adopt at least one tree and we hope the idea will be replicated everywhere,” he said.

In Meghalaya, though tree plantations drives are conducted with a good and noble intention of protecting the environment by everyone for years but hardly any exercises are conducted to find out the survival rates of the saplings which are planted. 

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