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School Nursery Yojana

School Nursery Yojana: Government has launched the School Nursery Yojana, an initiative to bring students closer to nature, by involving them in raising of saplings in nurseries created in schools. The underlying theme of the Yojana is to plant a tree for sustainable future and to make the nation clean and green. Under the Yojana, students will sow the seeds, grow saplings in the school nursery, as part of practical exercise for Biology classes and extra-curricular activities for students of other streams. The students will also carry out a tree census in their school and the locality.
Addressing the students at the function to launch the scheme here today, Minister of State (Independent Charge), Shri Prakash Javadekar said that there can be no better combination than that of students and trees. Shri Javadekar said that the Yojana is being launched in 1, 000 schools this year. ‘It will be expanded to cover around 5, 000 schools next year and to about 10, 000 schools in the third year’, he said. The Minister reiterated the Prime Minister’s message on the occasion of World Environment Day to take pride in the number of trees planted by the family, just the same way as they take pride in worldly possessions.