PM Modi has launched innovative ‘Ek Ped Maa Ke Naam’ campaign to combat global warming: CM Yogi

CM Yogi plants red sandalwood sapling at his official residence as part of the campaign

Lucknow: Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath voiced strong support for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s innovative call to plant ‘Ek Ped Maa Ke Naam’ across the country, aimed at combating challenges like global warming. During a media interaction at his official residence, where he planted a tree as part of the campaign, the CM expressed his heartfelt gratitude to the Prime Minister on behalf of the state’s residents.

He also congratulated the PM for initiating this meaningful campaign, which seeks to involve every citizen in environmental conservation efforts.

CM Yogi has appealed to everyone in the state to be part of the ‘Vriksharopan Mahabhiyan’ and plant a tree in their mother’s name on July 20. He informed that the state government has also prepared 54 crore plants in the state’s nurseries for this purpose. These include various environmentally beneficial plants like Peepal, Pakar, Neem, Desi Mango, Jamun, Guava, Shisham, and Teak.

CM Yogi mentioned that moringa plants are being provided for free to the beneficiaries of the PM Awas Yojana. “Moringa is highly beneficial for everyone. Consuming its pods or soup can help fight malnutrition. Two years ago, we planted a moringa tree at each beneficiary’s home under the PM Awas Yojana. These trees have now grown significantly. This time, we are expanding the campaign and have obtained approximately 5.5 million moringa plants,” he remarked.

The Chief Minister further informed that various types of saplings will be planted across the state during the campaign. This extensive campaign will involve carrying out plantations in village panchayats, municipal bodies, parks, alongside roads, and in vacant spaces.

He expressed confidence that the residents of the state will come forward to tackle environmental challenges by participating in the Vriksharopan Mahabhiyan and the Van Mahotsav.

CM Yogi stated that under this mega campaign, 30-35 crores of saplings will be planted. The program has already begun, and on July 20, everyone will participate in the grand festival of tree planting by setting a record. Regular programs will be held to ensure the care of these plants. He urged that those who plant a tree should also ensure its protection.

CM Yogi plants a red sandalwood plant at his official residence

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath planted a Red Sandalwood Tree at his official residence on Thursday under the ‘Ek Ped Maa Ke Naam’ campaign. The CM also appealed to everyone to participate in this tree-planting campaign.

Forest Minister Dr. Arun Kumar Saxena, Additional Chief Secretary (Forest) Manoj Kumar Singh, Principal Secretary (Chief Minister) Sanjay Prasad, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests and Head of Department Sudhir Kumar Sharma, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Wildlife) Sanjay Srivastava among others were present on the occasion.