Udupi, Jul 18: Department of Forest Kundapur Division and Mahathma Gandhi Memorial College Udupi celebrated Vanamahotsava at the MGM College premises on Monday 18 July 2011.
District In-Charge Minister Dr. V S Acharya inaugurated the programme by planting and watering the saplings. Later a Stage Function was organized at Ravindra Kala Mantapa.
Speaking on the occasion Dr. Acharya Said that it is decided to plant 2.5 Crore saplings in the State and 1 lakh saplings in each constituency which is the target this year. Planting trees helps temper the heat of summer on the pavements and it gives beauty to the roads he said.
Asst Officer of Forest department Kundapur Division C B Sadashiv Bhat in his introductory speech said that the forest department had a plan of planting saplings in the state this year. Farmers who are interested in planting new saplings can apply to the forest department and if the farmers continuously take care of the plants for 3 years they will get Rs 45 per each tree.