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India Just Planted 50 Million Trees In 24 Hours

Guinness World Records for the most trees planted in a single day



In the first real show of a $6 billion commitment to reforest India, the country planted nearly 50 million trees in under 24 hours. Suddenly, India’s goal of reducing pollution and reforesting 12% of the country doesn’t look nearly as far-fetched.

The 24-hour event took place last Monday, July 11th, where more than 800,000 people from Uttar Pradesh took part in planting trees around India’s northern states. The volunteers in total planted 49.3 million tree saplings from 80 different tree species, all sourced locally from nurseries in Uttar Pradesh.


Read More here: http://www.forbes.com/sites/trevornace/2016/07/18/india-planted-50-million-trees-24-hours/#13779e2b6ad2