Innovative initiative to make younger generation aware about plantation: Forest Minister Shah
Bhopal, Dec 10
Forest Minister Kunwar Vijay Shah said that the Forest Department is starting implementation of the “Pathshala Ki Poudhshala” Yojana in 35 government secondary schools in 28 districts of the state from this year.
He said that this scheme is being started with a view to make the younger generation aware about plantation. This will help students to develop an understanding of the importance of plants and their role in ecology.
Forest Minister Shah informed that this scheme will be expanded in the coming four years and other schools will also be included. Under this scheme, assistance will be given to schools for equipment and other necessary arrangements to set up the Poudhshala and related works.
About one thousand saplings will be prepared in a year in the concerned schools from the Poudhshala. After continuous care of the plants, the plant will be given to students involved in the scheme at the end of the year. Depending on the availability of space, these saplings will be planted by the students in the school premises, community sites or their residence.
Forest Minister Kunwar Shah informed that in this scheme initiated for government secondary school recognized by the State and Central board, students of Class VI to VIII will prepare plants in the nursery and will complete the process of nursing the plants as a part of extra-curricular activities.