Tree Plantation


Tree plantation days are observed in our country every year according to a programme under the auspices of the government. Thoughtless destruction of our trees, woods, and forests has put the country to a great disadvantage. They are destroyed mostly for being used as fire-wood. This destruction disturbs our ecological balance. It leads to soil erosion. It deprives us of fruit and timber and causes economic loss. We are aware who woods and forests bring rain, help our agriculture and prevent floods. Thus the havoc created by unscrupulous destruction of trees and plants must be made good by way of tree plantation. The programme of tree plantation is launched not only in the towns but also in the countryside. Every house, school, college, hospital, bank, and other institutions are asked to plant trees. Seedlings and saplings are often supplied by the Forest Department of the Government. We should be earnest in taking advantage of the national programme of tree plantation.