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25.5 crore saplings planted in UP on Sunday as part of a mega plantation drive

Uttar Pradesh witnessed a mega plantation drive on Sunday, wherein around 25.5 crore saplings were planted in a single day! This step has been taken with the aim of expanding the state's overall forest cover, which presently stands at 3.05% against the national average of 2.89%. Reportedly, the UP government targets to plant 30 crore saplings in July.

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UP's plantation drives to focus on immunity-boosting medicinal plants!

Prioritising the health and wellness of state residents, the Uttar Pradesh government will implement the upcoming plantation drive in July, with a special focus. When the pandemic has highlighted the need for immunity-boosting practices, the state machinery has planned to include medicinal and aromatic plants in the campaign. As per the forest department authorities, over 18 species of such saplings, including Dahujan, Amaltas, Arjun, Neem, Kadamba, Ashok and Hibiscus will be planted.

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