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UP Government Launches Ganga Hariteema Yojana

Published on April 10, 2018
The state government of Uttar Pradesh has launched Ganga Hariteema Yojana in 27 districts located on the bank of Ganga. Also called Ganga Greenery Scheme, will enhance green cover in catchment areas of river Ganga and control land erosion.

Highlights of the scheme

  • Tree plantation will be carried out in 1 Km areas from banks of the river. 
  • People will also be encouraged for tree plantation on their private lands under ‘ One Person One Tree’ slogan. 
  • Department of Forest will be the nodal agency to implement the scheme. 
  • High power committee under the chairmanship of Chief Minister will monitor implementation of the scheme. 
  • The scheme will be carried out by September 16, 2018, which is observed as Ozone Day.
  • Seven state government departments have been engaged in the implementation of the scheme. 
  •  A committee has been set up under the Chairmanship of the Chief Secretary Rajeev Kumar to look after the contribution of different departments.

Expected Questions

Which of the following states has launched  Ganga Hariteema Yojana?
a. Uttar Pradesh
b. Himachal Pradesh
c. Chhatisgarh
d. Bihar
e. West Bengal

Ozone Day is observed on
a. November 11
b. March 4
c. September 16
d. August 22
e. May 5
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