PM Modi Launches ‘Ek Ped Maa Ke Naam’ to Combat Global Warming: Yogi

CM Yogi Calls for Statewide Participation in Tree-Planting Campaign

Lucknow, July 4 : Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced on Thursday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s innovative initiative, ‘Ek Ped Maa Ke Naam,’ aims to address global warming by encouraging citizens to plant trees in honor of their mothers.

During a media interaction at his official residence, where he participated in the campaign by planting a tree, CM Yogi expressed heartfelt gratitude to the Prime Minister on behalf of the residents of Uttar Pradesh. He lauded the PM for launching this meaningful campaign, which seeks to involve every citizen in environmental conservation efforts.

Yogi urged all residents of the state to join the ‘Vriksharopan Mahabhiyan’ and plant a tree in their mother’s name on July 20. He informed that the state government has prepared 54 crore plants in state nurseries for this purpose. “These include various environmentally beneficial plants like Peepal, Pakar, Neem, Desi Mango, Jamun, Guava, Sheesham, and Teak,” he said.

The CM also mentioned that moringa plants are being provided for free to beneficiaries of the PM Awas Yojana. “Moringa is highly beneficial for everyone. Consuming its pods or soup can help fight malnutrition. Two years ago, we planted a moringa tree at each beneficiary’s home under the PM Awas Yojana. These trees have now grown significantly. This time, we are expanding the campaign and have obtained approximately 5.5 million moringa plants,” he said.

He outlined the extensive campaign, which will involve planting various types of saplings across village panchayats, municipal bodies, parks, alongside roads, and in vacant spaces. “This extensive campaign will involve carrying out plantations in village panchayats, municipal bodies, parks, alongside roads, and in vacant spaces,” he said.

Yogi expressed confidence that the state’s residents will rise to the challenge of environmental conservation by participating in the Vriksharopan Mahabhiyan and the Van Mahotsav. He announced that under this mega campaign, 30-35 crore saplings will be planted. “The program has already begun, and on July 20, everyone will participate in the grand festival of tree planting by setting a record. Regular programs will be held to ensure the care of these plants,” he said.

He also emphasized the importance of protecting the trees after planting. As part of the campaign, CM Yogi planted a Red Sandalwood Tree at his official residence on Thursday. He appealed to everyone to participate in the tree-planting initiative.

The event was attended by Forest Minister Dr. Arun Kumar Saxena, Additional Chief Secretary (Forest) Manoj Kumar Singh, Principal Secretary (Chief Minister) Sanjay Prasad, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests and Head of Department Sudhir Kumar Sharma, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Wildlife) Sanjay Srivastava, among others.

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