A series of world records have been made in Uttar Pradesh yesterday in the massive plantation drive Vriksharopan Mahakumbh on the occasion of 77th anniversary of Quit India Movement. More than 22 crore saplings were planted at 12.2 lakh locations under the drive in state. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that the state would plant 25 crore trees next year. The State created four records yesterday under the massive plantation drive.
Free distribution of saplings in Prayagraj district created a world record after it was certified by the Guinness as the largest distribution of saplings in the world. 76,823 saplings were distributed free in just 6 hours in the district yesterday. Apart from planting 22,59,81,116 trees in a single day, 5 crore trees were planted at the same time at different locations in the first hour of campaign from 9 to 10 am and 1.1 lakh trees were planted in Kasganj in the presence of governor Anandiben Patel.
Chief Minister inaugurated the plantation drive by planting banyan tree at Jaitikheda in Sarojininagar, Lucknow. On the occasion he said that in every district, Gandhi Udyan, a garden named after Mahatama Gandhi, would also be planted with trees that found mention in the literature related to him.