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66 million trees planted in 12 hours in Madhya Pradesh

Illustration of a sapling

66 million — the number of trees planted in 12 hours in Madhya Pradesh.

More than 1.5 million people helped plant the 66,750,000 tree saplings which featured over 20 different species.

In total, 24 districts of the Narmada river basin were chosen for the planting, to increase the likelihood of survival for the trees.

The goal was to raise awareness and help India achieve its environmental objectives.

As part of the Paris Agreement, India pledged to increase forest cover to 95 million hectares by 2030.

Kerala has planted more than 10 million trees in a single day, and Maharashtra will plant 40 million trees in a reforestation campaign.