Kerala government took lead by distributing one crore saplings for planting across the state. Under the ‘Green Kerala Mission’ government has done away with acacia and eucalyptus that draw a lot of groundwater and distributed only fruit bearing and environment friendly trees on World Environment Day.
Known Malayalam actor Mohanlal participated in the sapling of plants programme at a college here. Governor P Sathasivam planted a sapling at the Raja Bhavan compound as part of day’s celebrations.
A campaign titled ‘Connecting People to Nature’ was also launched besides starting a programme to cut down trees that were harmful to the environment.Meanwhile, BJP as part of its green campaign ‘Jalswaraj’, distributed more than 10 lakh saplings across the state for planting.