Turkey Plants 11 Million Saplings on 'National Forestation Day'

Turkey Plants 11 Million Saplings on 'National Forestation Day'

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New Delhi, November 11, 2019:

As a part of a mass campaign, Turkey has planted many as 11 million saplings on Monday across the country that are aimed at contributing to the agriculture and establishing a "greener landscape for future generations".

The campaign was themed as “Breath Into the Future”, as per Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Bekir Pakdemirli, said reports.

Reportedly, 11 million saplings were planted in three hours at 2,023 different points in 81 provinces across the country.

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The plantation was done in view of holding a record in the Guinness Book of Records by planting the highest number of saplings in an hour. It also aimed at creating the largest digital photo album, of the event.

Around 14 million saplings were adopted for the campaign, with 212,000 in Turkey’s biggest city Istanbul, and nearly 340,000 in the capital Ankara.

Earlier, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared November 11 as 'National Forestation Day'.

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Edited By: Admin
Published On: Nov 12, 2019