Aiming to add more greenery along the border of river Ganga, Uttar Pradesh Government has launched Ganga Hariteema Yojana (also known as Ganga Greenery scheme) in 27 districts of the state located on the bank of river Ganga.
The scheme launched by Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Shri Yogi Adityanath launched in a function organised on bank of Sangam the confluence of rivers of Ganga, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati.
Under the scheme, plantation will be carried out in one-kilometre areas from the banks of river. The Uttar Pradesh Government will also encourage the common people for plantation on their private lands under ‘One Person One Tree’ slogan. The scheme Ganga Hariteema Yojana aims to enhance the green cover in the catchment areas of the river Ganga and to control the land erosion. A high power committee under Chairmanship of Chief Minister has been set up to monitor the implementation of the scheme.The scheme Ganga Hariteema Yojana will be carried out by September 16 2018, the date that will be observed as the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer 2018. Seven state government departments have been engaged for implementation of the Ganga Hariteema Yojana Scheme. A committee has been set up under the Chairmanship of the Chief Secretary Rajeev Kumar will check out the contribution of different departments.