Home Minister launches Nationwide Tree Plantation Drive of CAPFs

At the time of a global pandemic, India’s Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) is continuously working day and night to provide security to the nation, now the CAPFs has undertaken a mega Nationwide Tree Plantation Drive.

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The tree plantation drive was inaugurated on 12th July 2020 with a target to plant 1.37 crore (13.7 million) saplings of long-lasting trees. The mega plantation drive was inaugurated by Union Home Minister Amit Shah from the campus of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in Gurugam.

The Union Home Minister planted a sapling of a ‘Peepal’ tree to launch the nationwide initiative by the CAPFs.

About the Plantation Drive:

The nationwide tree plantation drive was started by the CAPFs Forces back in February 2020 with the aim to plant more than 1.37 crore saplings across the country in the year 2020. The plantation drive was officially launched on 12th July.

During the official launch of the plantation drive on 12th July, about 10 lakh (1 million) saplings were planted throughout the country by the CAPFs. To date, more than 20 lakh (2 million) saplings have already been planted across the country by the CAPFs.

Based on their oxygen providing capabilities, a variety of long-lasting saplings of trees have been chosen such as Peepal, Jamun, Neem, Burgud, etc.

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