Burhanpur: Collector Ashutosh Awasthi wrote to the Sarpanch, Head, Watershed Committee chairman, Patwari, Kotwaar, Janabhiyaan Parishad head in the district about plantation of Neem trees in the area, on the occasion of Environment Day. The plan hopes to plant one lakh trees in the district.
Other activities like bettering the ground water level, increasing greenery, restoring forests and improving environment will also be undertaken during the special campaign lasting three months. Awasthi said that Neem is used to be a major component of the forest cover in the area, which is also why it is called ‘Nimad’. Due to haphazard and extreme pdeforestation in the past few decades, the trees now seem scarce. Thus, a plantation campaign will restore the previous environment in the area.