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india tree planting 2019 01

The Greater Mumbay local Scout and Guide Fellowship of India organized a tree planting drive on 5 July 2019 together with the Scouts and Guides of a nearby High School.

india tree planting 2019 02The planting of trees during the festival, named Van Mahotasav, serves various purposes like providing alternative fuel, increase production of food resources, creates shelter for biodiversity etc. It also inculcates tree consciousness and love of trees amongst the people, popularize the planting and tending of trees in farms, villages, municipal and public lands for their aesthetic, economic and protective needs.
The festival educates the awareness of trees among masses and portrays the need of planting of trees, as trees are the easiest and best ways to solve the global warming and reduce pollution which was the theme of this year's World Environment Day 2019.