‘Krishna Kunj’ sites selected in 121 urban bodies of the state

  • Trees of cultural importance like Peepal, Banyan will be planted from Krishna Janmashtami
  • A unique initiative to keep the urban environment clean and green, and save trees of cultural importance

Raipur ( |On the initiative of the Chief Minister Mr.Bhupesh Baghel, ‘Krishna Kunj’ will be established in all the urban areas of Chhattisgarh. Trees having cultural importance like Banyan, Peepal, Neem and Kadamba will be planted in Krishna Kunj. The Chief Minister has directed all the collectors to allocate at least one acre of land to the Forest Department for establishing ‘Krishna Kunj’. So far 121 sites in the state have been identified for ‘Krishna Kunj’. Preparations for the plantation are going with great enthusiasm. From Krishna Janmashtami, the planting of trees will be started in the entire state at the site marked for ‘Krishna Kunj’.

These environmentally important trees are also important for biodiversity and the ecosystem. While neem is considered to be the best natural medicine, on the other hand, banyan is also known as a rich source of oxygen. According to Hindu beliefs, all the gods and goddesses reside on the Peepal tree and have many properties. But in the era of urbanization, our cultural heritage is fading away. A campaign is being started in Chhattisgarh to save trees and plants in cities, develop a better ecosystem and revive these trees of cultural importance.