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  1. Delhi Government asks schools to establish seed banks

Delhi Government asks schools to establish seed banks

The Delhi Government has asked all schools in the national capital to establish seed banks to encourage students to plant trees in public places.

By: | Published: May 1, 2017 3:42 PM
The Directorate of Education (DoE) has directed the schools to conduct the exercise through their eco-clubs. (Representative Image: Reuters)

The Delhi Government has asked all schools in the national capital to establish seed banks to encourage students to plant trees in public places. The Directorate of Education (DoE) has directed the schools to conduct the exercise through their eco-clubs.

“You are hereby requested to set up seed banks where students will be oriented to save every seed possible and plant and nurture them in creative, recycled pots and ultimately plant them in public places during the monsoon,” a communication sent to schools read.

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For the initiative, the AAP government has joined hands with an NGO “WePlant” which has initiated a campaign-“save a million seeds this summer”.

The Delhi Government also provides financial assistance to schools for various environment friendly action oriented programmes including rain water harvesting, waste paper recycling machine, solar water heating system, vermi compost set up and solar signages.

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