THIRUVANANTHAPURAM : The State Government will be launching participatory environmental action project ‘Harithasree’, on June 5, World Environment Day.
The project will involve state-wide planting of saplings with the assistance of government agencies and various departments.
Addressing a press conference here on Wednesday, Forest and Environment Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan, said that 10 lakh saplings would be planted on June 5 with the participation of 50 lakh people across the state.
“Elaborate arrangements are being made for the launch of the programme. Various ministers will be heading the drive in each district of the state and we aim to plant the saplings in one hour,” he said.
In each district, the respective district collectors have been entrusted with the job of coordinating the programme.
“A meeting for finalising the plans has been scheduled May 27.
“Saplings will be given free of cost to those who want to partake in the go-green drive.
“We will also take necessary steps to ensure that the saplings planted are taken care in the long run,” the minister said.
The State Government will also launch a publicity campaign to spread awareness among people about protecting the environment.