Haryana Government has launched a new scheme under which school children will be given an incentive of Rs. 50 for planting trees. The detail was relayed in an official release by the government. The decision was taken at a meeting organized to review the progress of environment-centric schemes in the state and which was chaired by the Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar.
As per the formal 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 officially by the School Education Department on July 10. Students will also be supplied with books on environment conservation. The forest department will make sure that proper saplings are available for students.
The release said that estimated that 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.
The education department has also been directed to deposit a weekly report to the chief minister about the progress achieved in this scheme. Various other environment-centric decisions were taken at the meeting to be implemented at the administrative and panchayat level.