Every year in the first week of July, India celebrates "Van Mahotsav" and encourages citizens to plant trees. As a part of this initiative, a group of citizens from Mumbai and around Mumbai have planted close to 2500 saplings in the last three years. They call this group as MTP [Mega Tree Plantation].
MTP is not an NGO, Trust, association or any organization. They are citizens of Mumbai/around Mumbai. This plantation drive is for common citizens.
This group has been planting saplings/trees for the last three years. MTP is like a Movement of the People, For the People, By the People.
This year, on Sunday, July 07, 2019, MTP planted saplings in collaboration with PMI Mumbai Chapter at Depoli, near Angaon, Bhiwandi supporting Thane forest department. The plantation happened on forest land. This land was secured as per forest department laws. Therefore, the survival rate of the saplings is as high as 80%.
You may find the location here on Google Maps.
The entire event was well coordinated and organized by group of individuals/volunteers. They took care of every small thing required to make this event a major success. Team did registration using google form online and based on registration they arranged three buses from three different route. More than 194 people joined this event including kids and senior citizens. The day was full of fun and great social cause to save our environment. Here are few glimpses of the event.
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