As per the official release, students from classes 6 to 12 from both government and private schools will be given Rs. 50 for each live tree planted by them every six months. The scheme will be applicable for a period of three years.
The drive will be launched formally by School Education Department on July 10. Students will also be supplied with books on environment conservation. The forest department will make sure that enough saplings are available for students.
The release said that approximately 22 lakh are enrolled in classes 6 to 12 and each student will be motivated to plant at least one tree in their house or in a public space. Children would also be encouraged to name their trees after famous personalities or their ancestors to cultivate a sense of connection with their planted sapling.
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