Union Home Minister and Minister of Cooperation Amit Shah on 18th August 2023 planted a peepal tree which was the 4 croreth tree to be planted under the All India Tree plantation Campaign of the Ministry of Home Affairs. The 4 Croreth tree was planted by Amit Shah at the CRPF Group Center in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh.
Several dignitaries including the Union Home Secretary and Director Generals of CRPF, CISF, NSG, NDRF, ITBP, SSB, BSF, and Assam Rifles were present on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, Amit Shah said that “that three years ago, it was resolved that by December 2023, we would plant 5 crore trees” . He said that the goal of planting 5 crore trees by December 2023 will be achieved.
Highlighting the importance of trees in protecting the environment ,Amit shah said that those trees are being planted which have a long lifespan. Also the trees should be able to provide maximum oxygen, such as Peepal, Banyan, Neem, Jamun, etc. He said that these trees emit oxygen ranging from 60-100% and will contribute towards conservation of earth for years.
The All India Tree plantation campaign is an initiative of the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) to plant 5 crore trees by December 2023.
It was officially launched on 12 August 2020 by Amit Shah by planting a sapling of a peepal tree at the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Campus in Gurugram.
Under the All India campaign trees will be planted at the various locations of the CAPF across the country.
There are seven Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) in India. They are under the Union Ministry of Home Affairs. These are:
Border Security Forces(BSF)
Central Industrial Security Force(CISF)
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)
Indo Tibetan Border Force (ITBP)
National Security Guard(NSG)
Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)
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CAPF : Central Armed Police Force