In Uttar Pradesh Ganga Hariteema Yojana (Ganga Greenery scheme) is being launched today in 27 districts of the state located on the bank of river Ganga. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will launch the scheme at Allahabad in a function organised on the bank of Sangam the confluence of rivers of Ganga, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati.
As per information received, objectives of the schemes include enhancing green cover in the catchment areas of the river Ganga and to control the land erosion. Plantation will be carried out in one-kilometre areas from the banks of river under the scheme.
General people will also will be encouraged for plantation on their private lands under One Person One Tree slogan. A high power committee under chairmanship of Chief Minister has been set up to monitor the implementation of the scheme.
Seven state government departments has been engaged for implementation of the schemes and a committee has been set up under the chairmanship of the Chief Secretary Rajeev Kumar to look after the contribution of different departments.
The scheme will be carried out by September 16 Ozone Day of this year. Department of Forest has been nominated as nodal department for the scheme.