Guwahati, Jul 13 (UNI) In a bid to set a world mark, about 300 volunteers of a remote village in Assam have planted some three lakh saplings in 24 hours to make their world environment friendly.
The volunteers of Chowkati village in lower Assam had planted about one lakh saplings in severn hours on Friday evening and completed the task on the following day, under patronage of Abhyapuri Sub-Divisional Officer S S Manibbhan and monitored by Guiness authorities.
'' We have already approached the Guinness authorities and they have asked us to go ahead. In fact they have appointed neutral observes comprising of senior bureaucrats, academician, NGOs as well as environmentalist to monitor the whole operation'', he informed.
The plantation was a brainchild of Mr Manibbhan, who wanted to make successful a plantation target under the NREGA scheme of the Union Government. The NREGA provides 100 days of employment guarantee in a year to the jobless people in rural areas.
Nagapattnam district in Tamilnadu has been holding a record where more than 2.5 lakh saplings were planted as per Tsunami relief operation.
'' Since I am from Tamil Nadu and I wanted to beat that record, and in the process give the mother earth something back while ensuring justified payments to the unemployed'' the SDO said.
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