Gurgaon, Jun 29 (PTI) In a bid to increase green cover in Haryana, a special campaign would be launched for plantation of 25 lakh saplings in the state, Forest Minister Rao Narbir Singh said today. Also Read - This Hilarious Video of a Buffalo Dancing with its Owner will Make You Laugh Insanely

To ensure public participation in this campaign, students of government schools would be given Rs 50 every six months for three years for plantation and care of the plants, he said at a workshop organised in Bhondsi village here. Also Read - Live Cricket Score Ind vs Aus 4th Test Day 3 Today's Match Live Updates Gabba, Brisbane: Thakur Joins Sundar After Pant Departs, 200 up For India

The workshop was organized by a Germany-based organisation GIZ, in collaboration with the Ministry of Forests, Environment and Climate Change, Government of India, at Bhondsi Nature Camp in Gurgaon. Also Read - Aloe Gel: 7 Ways to Use This Gel For Glowing, Healthy Skin and Hair

NGOs and forest officials from different districts of the state participated in the workshop and discussed about the plans for environmental conservation and ways to prevent climate change, according to an official statement released here.

Expressing his concern over the consequences of climate change, Singh said the state government has introduced several new schemes, including ‘Har Ghar Hariyali’ and ‘Har Ghar Paidon Ki Chhaaon’, to increase green cover in Haryana.

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