Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University has joined the ambitious scheme of the State government to plant 33 crore saplings across Maharashtra. The Garden Department and NSS unit of the Nagpur University organised a sapling plantation programme at the New Administrative Building of the University. Vice Chancellor Dr. Sidharthavinayak Kane inaugurated the tree plantation drive by planting a sapling. Pro- VC Dr. Pramod Yeole, Registrar Dr Vinayak Deshpande, finance & accounts officer Dr. Raju Hirvase, exam and evaluation board’s Acting Director Dr. Anil Hirekhan, Conservator of Forest Dr. Giripunje and University Management Council member Dr. Pramod Sharma were presented on this occation, Deans, all HoDs, DSW, Professor, Officer and Employees of the University took part in the drive with 400 volunteers of National Service Scheme from various colleges in the city. A ‘vriksha dindi’ was also taken out.
Dr. Keshav Walke, NSS Director, Dr Varsha Bhujbal, District Coordinator flagged off the Vriksh Dindi, which started from the LIT. Dr. Kane, Dr. Yeole and Dr. Deshpande welcomed the Dindi at the New Administrative Building. About 300 saplings were planted. Prakash Shukla, Garden Superintendent Pravin Gotmare and others worked hard to make the drive a success.
It is pertinent to note here that the state government has adopted the Japanese ‘Miyawaki’ pattern of plantation to increase forest cover. Named after Japanese botanist Akira Miyawaki, the pattern ensures saplings grow 10 times fast and the forest is 30 times more dense.
A total of 2.82 crore saplings were planted during 2016 as against the target of 2 crore. In year 2017, a total of 5.17 crore saplings were planted against the target of 4 crore. In 2018, we had a target of planting 13 crore saplings and succeeded in planting 15.17 crore of them.
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