Education Minister Madan Dilawar plans to deploy guards to protect the plants

As part of a state-wide plantation drive, the government is planning to deploy guards to protect the plants being sowed across Rajasthan, according to Education Minister Madan Dilawar’s statement on Sunday.

Dilawar told reporters in the Pali district that one individual will be assigned to water and nourish every 200 plants.

The minister said, “Often due to lack of care, most of the plants do not grow into trees, so the govt is working on this plan. On August 8, the government will celebrate Amrit Paryavaran Mahotsav. Under this, people have been called upon to plant as many trees as possible. A target of planting eight crore trees has been set in the state.”

He suggested that car owners try to plant trees as well. “Bike owners should plant five trees, auto and car owners should plant 10 trees, those who have trucks should plant 25 trees. The beneficiaries of PM Awas Yojana and other govt schemes should also plant five trees each.”

Dilawar visits several districts every year to raise awareness about planting trees amid rising temperatures.