Getting the saplings of your choice at the doorstep, that too free of cost, is just a click away
Punjab, the first state in India to launch a mobile app ‘i-Hariyali’ to supply free saplings, has provided 13 lakh saplings to people through this endeavour so far, Forest Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot said.
He said 325,000 online orders were received through the app, with more than three lakh people downloading it on their smartphones. A total of 32 lakh saplings were supplied under the ‘Ghar-Ghar Hariyali’ campaign as well as through the app, the Minister said. Dharmsot urged the people to take up plantation and distribution of saplings on important occasions like birthdays. According to the Forest Survey of India-2017, 35,853 acres of more land has been brought under green cover in Punjab.
Getting the saplings of your choice at the doorstep, that too free of cost, is just a click away, this is the purpose of ‘i-Hariyali’.
The ‘i-Hariyali’ app, under ‘Mission Tandarust Punjab’ can be downloaded from the app store for free, said an official spokesperson. The users can book a sapling of their choice, a maximum of 25 per person.
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