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BHUBANESWAR: Green Orissa, a campaign to encourage plantation for meeting climate change challenges, was initiated in the capital city on Thursday.
Mayor of Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) Anant Narayan Jena launched the campaign in the Unit II Government Girls High School hereby planting the trees in the school compound. He encouraged students to plant, protect and nurture trees.
‘Green Orissa’ has been initiated by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in association with United Nations Volunteers (UNV), Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) and voluntary organizations such as Bakul Foundation, CYSD and BISWA. It intended to encourage voluntary action to make Orissa green and also enhance ecological awareness among people and organizations.
UNDP Deputy Country Director Bengt Messing, UNDP State representative Ambika Nanda, UNV Programme Officer Anoj Chhetri and Secretary of IRCS, Orissa M. P Mohanty were present on the occasion.
It also aimed to try and create a new culture around the plantation of trees so that people plant, gift and share trees and also take care after planting. The “Green Orissa” in the future would also undertake pilot schemes and projects to demonstrate successful plantation drive in various sectors and areas among range of partners, organizations associated with campaign said.
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