Two lakh saplings to be planted Coimbatore

Coimbatore:  About two lakh saplings would be planted in Coimbatore district as part of the targeted planting of 65 lakh saplings across Tamil Nadu, to celebrate the 65th Birthday of Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, Agriculture Minister S Damodaran said today.

Last year, three lakh saplings were planted as part of 64th birthday, which were being maintained properly, Damodaran said, while participating in the tree planting function organised at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) in Coimbatore.

Jayalalithaa has launched the tree planting project at Chennai on Feb 20.

Story First Published: February 24, 2013 15:16 IST

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