Bhopal, July 2: The Madhya Pradesh government is aiming to create a new Guinness World Record by planting 6 crore saplings along Narmada river on Sunday. As reported by DD News, the plantation of saplings will be carried out in 12 hours. The plantation had already started from 7 am and will continue till 7 pm in 24 districts.Also Read - Madhya Pradesh: 5 Killed, 18 Injured In Lightning Strikes In Panna District, Other Undergoing Treatment

The Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, is also going to be a part of this sapling plantation. He will undertake plantation at four places including Amarkantak and Khandwa. Initially, the record of planting maximum saplings was created by the Akhilesh Yadav government in Uttar Pradesh in July 2016. The plantation was done at multiple places in a span of 24 hours and 5 crores saplings were planted. Also Read - Madhya Pradesh School Reopening: Physical Classes Permitted For 11th, 12th Students From July 26 | Read Full Guidelines

Speaking on the initiative, Shivraj Singh Chouhan said, “I am greatly indebted to all who are planting trees today. We will be contributing significantly in saving nature. By participating in a plantation, people are contributing their bit to climate change initiatives and saving the environment.” He even took to his Twitter to share about this initiative at the Narmada river. Chouhan tweeted that he is overwhelmed to be a part of such a great initiative. Also Read - Mumbai Rains: Death Toll Rises to 31 in Landslide, House-collapse Incidents; NDRF Ends Search & Rescue Ops

The CM also added, “We realised banks of Narmada would not be able to accommodate so many trees so we decided to plant on catchment area. The world talks of global warming & climate change, but Madhya Pradesh has taken a concrete step to deal with it.”

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