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| Last Updated: 28/06/2017

Upcoming Event

Past Event

Van Mahotsav (1 - 7 July 2017)

 

Van Mahotsav, roughly translated into English as "Forest festival" refers to the annual tree plantation drive undertaken in the country every year in the first week of July. It was started by Shri K. M. Munshi, Union Minister for Agriculture and Food in the year 1950, for instilling a sense of forest conservation in the general public. The concept of Van hi jeevan hai or "trees mean water, water means bread and bread is life" has been promulgated since last 67 years to generate enthusiasm and consciousness for planting and preserving trees among the people.

WII-ENVIS centre is celebrating Van Mahotsav by organising plantation drive in the nearby area and will also produce material for undertaking plantations.

List of native tree species for plantation

 

English Name

Local Name

Scientific Name

Indian laburnum

Amaltaas

Cassia fistula

Indian coral tree

Paarijaat

Erythrina indica

Flame of the forests

Palash

Butea monosperma

Red silkcotton

Semal

Bombax ceiba

Burflower-tree

Kadam

Neolamarckia cadamba 

Spanish cherry

Maulsari, Bakula

Mimusops elengi

Mango

Aam

Mangifera indica

Jambolan

Jamun

Syzygium cuminii

Indian Gooseberry

Amla

Phyllanthus emblica

Drumstick

Sahjan

Moringa oleifera

Tamarind

Imli

Tamarindus indica

Wood apple

Bel

Aegle marmelos