Assam’s mega plantation drive ‘Amrit Brikshya Andolan’ kicked off in the Khanapara Veterinary field in the gateway of Northeast, Guwahati on Saturday with the authorities aiming to create at least four new Guinness World Records during the event. The plantation fest will be held till September 17.
On Saturday, the authorities attempted to create the largest line/ spiral of saplings, while on Sunday, they tried to create a world record for the largest number of seedlings distributed in one day at a single venue.
Speaking to the media, Chief Minister of Assam Himanta Biswa Sarma said, “The mega plantation drive will compete to make four new world records while trying to break five old prevailing world records.”
The new records will include the largest line/spiral of saplings, most pledges taken to plant trees and protect them, largest nature conservation lesson in online mode on September 11. Most trees were planted by a team in 24 hours on September 14 in Udalguri.
Meanwhile, the existing records that are likely to be broken by the Assam government include the largest number of seedlings distributed in one day at one venue on September 10. This will break the record of Uttar Pradesh which distributed 76,824 seedlings.
“Thirteen lakh trees will be planted in one hour on September 15 in Dibrugarh. This will break the record of Turkey where 3,03,150 saplings were planted in one hour. Largest planted tree mosaic on September 16 in Digboi breaking the record of Turkey having 21825.74 square meters. Largest photo album of people planting trees on September 17 breaking the record of Turkey. Most trees were planted by a team of 100 in an hour on September 17 in Sivasagar. This will break the record of Bhutan that planted 49,672 saplings,” the chief minister added
The chief minister stated that the objective of this entire mission is to boost the tree economy in the state and also to save our environment.