Primary school teacher Bhaktaraj Garje tried all means to encourage students in Kulalwadi in Maharashtra’s Sangli district to attend schools, however, he failed. Later he realised that their absence from school is due to the water scarcity and migrant worker parents. To diminish the problem faced by the villagers, the 33-year-old teacher conserved crores of litres of water and planted 25,000 trees to bring prosperity to the village.
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Union Home Minister Amit Shah, under PM Modi's vision of combating global warming and climate change, launched "Assam Rifles Gree Sohra Plantation Drive" in Shillong upon his two-day visit to the northeastern regions. "In the next 3 years, we plan to plant 1 million plants in this area and to develop a forest of 1,000 hectares at an estimated cost of Rs 500 crore," he said.
Inspired by the 'mountain man' Dashrath Manjhi, Bihar's Satyendra Gautam Manjhi has planted over 10,000 trees in Gaya. Interestingly, the wastelands in the Belaganj block were barren land with no water before 15 years. However, Dashrath's advice and Gautam's will helped the latter to grow the trees, mostly guava. Moreover, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar has appointed Satyendra as a member of the Child Protection Commission for his remarkable… read-more
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