Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
22-November-2016 20:58 IST
More than six thousand sites identified in five states for planting trees along River Ganga and its tributaries

“The Forest Research Institute, Dehradun has prepared a Detailed Project Report (DPR) for undertaking plantation and associated activities along the river Ganga and its major tributaries. The DPR envisages plantations on sites located within five Km on both sides of river Ganga and two Km on both sides of its major tributaries.

As per the aforesaid DPR, a total 6,197 sites have been identified by Forest Departments of five participating States viz., Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal for raising plantations. State-wise break-up of these sites is as below:

Uttarakhand: 3,378

Uttar Pradesh: 2,251

Bihar: 375

Jharkhand: 36

West Bengal: 157

No such sites are located in Gujarat.

The afore-mentioned DPR provides for carrying out plantations to the extent of 1,33,751 hectares in the afore-mentioned five States over a period of five years including the current year.”

This information was given by Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Anil Madhav Dave, in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.