Reforestation in Tamil Nadu (India)


1.47 lakh saplings to be planted to combat desertification


As part of observing the World Day to Combat Desertification on June 17, a total of 1.47 lakh saplings will be planting at various places in the district.

Inaugurating the programme by planting a sapling at Keelsathambur Panchayat, Collector V. Dakshinamoorthy said that workers under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme would be planting the saplings across all panchayat unions in the district.

Read the full article: The Hindu

Author: Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.

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