Jun 04, 2013
Chief Minister Oommen Chandy will launch the Haritha Keralam Program, targeted at greening the state, will be conducted at the Sarvodaya Vidyalaya School at Nalanchira, in the presence of Shashi Tharoor , Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development
Tree-planting is the core of Haritha Keralam and at the very heart of this core is ‘Ente Maram’ tree-planting by school students. Other tree-planting actions include the tree-planting by college students, tree-planting by institutions, block planting and avenue planting.
While Haritha Keralam is all about improving the green cover of the State, in this age of environment change, more than improving the greenery, it is the development of biodiversity and progress of ecosystems and the ecosystems services that these ecosystems render that is significant,’’ said Corrie, Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests.
Four forced places have been determined for activity this year – ‘Improving green cover’, ‘Increasing and preserving biological variety’, ‘Improving environments and the ecosystem services that they render’, and ‘Successful citizen engagement’
With this intention, the Social Forestry Wing has increased a wide range of types to give to the different demands of the citizens – timber types, flowering trees, medicinal trees, multipurpose trees and economically useful trees.