Nitish Kumar’s novel approach to foster environmental awareness: Ties rakhi to a tree

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Patna:  Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday employed a novel process to emanate open recognition on environmental insurance by restraining a rakhi on a tree on a arise of Raksha Bandhan and urged a people to strengthen Bihar’s immature cover.

“People should come brazen to plant some-more trees and strengthen them for a healthy environment,” Nitish Kumar pronounced after restraining a ‘rakhi’ on a tree during Rajdhani Vatika here.

Clad in his heading white string kurta-pyjama, a arch apportion said: “I ask people with folded hands to tie ‘rakhis’ to trees to strengthen a environment. It will be a new commencement to save a earth and tellurian beings.”

File print of Nitish Kumar. PTIFile print of Nitish Kumar. PTI

File print of Nitish Kumar. PTI

Nitish Kumar pronounced a state supervision had speedy and helped people plant trees and strengthen a immature cover of a state.

Several people, including leaders of a statute Janata Dal-United, supervision officials and schoolchildren were benefaction on a occasion.

A few years ago, Nitish Kumar launched a immature expostulate to boost a state’s timberland cover some-more than five-fold to 35 percent in a decade.

The immature expostulate is a brainchild of a arch minister, who was tender by Dharhara, a tiny encampment 230 km easterly of Patna in Bhagalpur district.

The encampment strike a headlines dual years ago after villagers planted fruit trees, including mango and litchi, to applaud a birth of each lady child there. Their attempt done a encampment a immature haven.

According to central data, a state has scarcely 9 percent timberland cover. Forest officials acknowledge that Bihar mislaid many of a immature cover when a state of Jharkhand was forged out of it in 2000. Undivided Bihar had a timberland cover of 17 percent.