The Government of Meghalaya has taken an initiative the Meghalaya One Citizen One Tree campaign which will launch on World Environment Day. The campaign aims at people’s involvement in planting more trees as it is losing its forest cover. All districts in the state will be covered in the mass plantation drive wherein all indigenous plants raised by the community across the state will be provided to citizens who want to participate in the campaign.
Various activities have been planned which includes planting of 1 million trees in 306 spring sheds located across the state by the Soil & Water Conservation Department under the Rejuvenation and Climate Proofing of Spring-sheds for Livelihood, Water and Food Security in Meghalaya funded by the Ministry of Environment Forest & Climate Change, GOI under National Adaptation Fund for Climate Change through NABARD which is the National Implementing Entity.
The initiative will also mobilize schools, eco-clubs to be part of the campaign with an aim to plant trees in at least 100 schools per district.
A social media campaign centred around Meghalaya One Citizen One Tree has been launched wherein citizens can register to participate in the mass plantation targeting 1.5 million trees by clicking on the registration form provided on social media platforms.The citizens will then be provided with planting material/ saplings at District and Block levels. Plans to Incentivize surviving trees after 2 years of planting is also being given importance in the campaign.