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Restoring the Greens: Plantation Drive Follows Fani Destruction in Odisha

Restoring the Greens: Plantation Drive Follows Fani Destruction in Odisha The plantation activities taken up by dovetailing funds available under MGNREGA will attempt to regenerate green cover in cyclone hit Puri, Bhubaneswar and Cuttack, the Odisha government said. Odisha government has prepared a massive plantation drive to create a green barricade along the coast as more than 20 lakh trees were destroyed in cyclone Fani that pounded the state at a wind speed of about 200 kmph, officials said Saturday. The meeting also resolved to plant one lakh trees with long life in the Balukhand sanctuary, parks and roadside in Puri, Bhubaneswar and Cuttack. As cyclone Fani has also caused huge loss to horticulture in an area of 24,780 hectares, the meeting decided to plant 18 lakh fruit-bearing trees. The meeting also discussed on re-plantation of partially uprooted trees in and around Bhubaneswar.

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