Adilabad (Telangana): One million saplings were planted in one hour on Sunday in Telangana state, southern India, setting a new record for the largest such planting campaign in the world.
The event, as part of the Green India Challenge, and led by Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) MP Rajya Sabha J Santosh Kumar in Adilabad is expected to enter the Guinness Book World Records. The previous record of 300,300 saplings was recorded in Turkey in 2019.
More than 30,000 TRS members, as well as locals, took part in the campaign with Telangana’s Minister of Forests and Environment, A Indra Karan Reddy, who also celebrated his birthday with the gigantic plantation event .
The volunteers divided the whole region into ten areas where more than TRS members and locals participated.
Some 500,000 saplings have been planted according to the Miyawaki model in the 200 acre degenerate forest area at Durganagar in rural Adilabad. Within 60 minutes, 200,000 seedlings in Adilabad Rural Bela mandal, 1,80,000 saplings in 45 houses in the urban area were planted. Volunteers ensured the planting of 120,000 young trees.
“The whole program has been videotaped according to standards and will be sent to Guinness Book World Records, to reach the top,” organizers said.
The representatives of Wonder Book of Records presented a certificate of appreciation to the organizers after observing the plantations in the Durga Nagar area.