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Akhilesh's government aims to plant  6,70,803 saplings on July 11

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's ambitious green drive aims to create a world record by planting 6,70,803 saplings in Agra on July 11.

District magistrate Pankaj Kumar said, "This would be a part of Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's ambitious green drive" 'Clean UP, Green UP' initiative.

Including village panchayats and NGOs all government departments have been roped in by the district authorities to pool resources to implement the green project in Agra.It also come as  a part of the eco-sensitive Taj Trapezium.

An environmentalist, Devashish Bhattacharya said, 'Urbanisation and poor implementation of forest laws and environmental rules have led to the degradation of vast areas resulting in poor precipitation'

Last year also  the state had booked its name for the  Guinness Book of World Records for its green drive under which 10 lakh saplings were planted in one day within a span of eight hours.

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