New Delhi, June 17 IBNS | 5 months ago

Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Tuesday launched a nationwide tree plantation drive and public awareness programme to save rivers.

The Minister planted saplings on the banks of river Yamuna in Delhi in the memory of victims of Kedarnath tragedy.

Speaking on the occasion, she said massive tree plantation drive will strengthen our river banks and will reduce the chances of flood and soil erosion.

Similar functions were held at Gangotri, Haridwar, Kanpur, Allahabad, Varanasi, Patna, Nabadweep and Ganga Sagar also.

(Posted on 17-06-2014)

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