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East Singhbhum to plant one lakh saplings in one hour on July 18

Jamshedpur, July 9: One lakh saplings will be planted in East Singhbhum district in one hour from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. with collective participation on Monday, July 18.

To make the event successful DC Amit Kumar held a meeting with the representatives of several government departments, public sector units (PSUs) and private sectors on Saturday and prepared framework. Kumar appealed all to take this campaign as a mass movement and support the cause as much as they can and make it a huge success.

The DC informed during the one-hour campaign 25,000 saplings will be planted in Ghorabandha Theme Park area and 5000 saplings each at 15 different selected sites.

It was decided that the forest department will transport the saplings to the selected venue by July 14 and on July 18 the green campaign will be inaugurated at 9 a.m. and from 10 a.m. the drive will start simultaneously at all the places and conclude at 11 a.m.  

Every person will be planting 20 saplings in the given one hour where compost soil with the pit will be prepared before the event.

A supervisor will oversee every 200 people, while a nodal officer will be present at every location who will inform the district headquarters situated control room about the one-hour activity.

The nodal officer has also been given the charge of making arrangements for drinking water and first aid.

Preparations are also being done for live telecast of the camping through drone cameras.   

UCIL has proposed to plant 500 saplings, while HCL will plant 1000. From the private sector, Jusco and Tata Motors officers have agreed to plant 10,000 saplings and support the ‘Ek Ghanta Em Lakh Ped’ camping.

DC ordered no loss of any saplings during the campaign and officer at every level will have to be responsible for it.  “Planting one lakh saplings is the minimum and of people’s participation is good then the numbers might increase,” added DC Amit Kumar.  

The DDC, SP City, ADC, Director DRDA, Civil Surgeon, Dhalbhum and Ghatshila SDOs, DPRO, BDOs, CO, officers of notified area committees, Tata Motors, Jusco, UCIL and HCL, and forest department were present at the meeting.  

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