Odisha Govt announced plantation of 2 crore trees on Mahanadi river bank in 2018-19

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Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik announced plantation of 2 crore trees on Mahanadi river bank in 2018-19 as a part of #MissionGreenMahanadi.
Highlights from his announcement:
• Plantation over 75,760 hectares of Government land and 47,470 hectares of private land
• Plantation within 1 km radius of the banks on both sides; to include Mango, Jackfruit & Jamun trees
• Similar plantation to be carried out along Ib and Tel river banks
Laying emphasis on soil and water conservation, Chief Minister stated that all major rivers will be covered under such programs subsequently.

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