Haryana Secondary Education Department has decided to launch a special tree plantation drive from July 10 to August, 2018, as an initiative for protection of environment on the occasion of World Environment Day 2018.

While giving this information on Thursday, additional chief secretary, school education, Dheera Khandelwal said that under this initiative, a five point focus programme would be launched by the state.

It will include conservation of water, minimise use of plastic and polythene, implementing energy efficient activities and a massive tree Plantation campaign.

She said that during this monsoon, the Department would plant more than 20 lakh saplings of fruits, ornamental and other plants in the State, to make the future citizens aware of the importance of plantations.

All the students studying in Class 6th to 12th would be motivated to plant a sapling and protect it till it matures. The drive would be run in mission mode and thus, all the machinery at State and District Level had been involved for the success of this drive, Khandelwal added.