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Indira Priyadarshini Vriksha Mitra Awards



The IPVM Award, for the year 2007, has been awarded jointly to Department of Forests and Department of Education, Government of Kerala, Thiruananthpuram for their commendable works.Social Forestry Wing of Kerala Forests Department carries out afforestation works outside the forests area to achieve the target to bringing 33 percent of land area under forests. The Department launched massive afforestation programme called “Ente – Maram Paddhathi” (My Tree Programme) and implemented with the involvement of school children in close coordination with Education Department of Kerala. More than 20 lakhs seedling were planted on the occasion of World Environment Day by the students of more than 6000 schools in entire State on single day. The nominee has involved the local people in nursery raising and transportation of seedlings from the nurseries to the schools. The efforts have created massive environmental awareness among the people as well as substantial green wealth.These two departments education have set an example in motivating a large number of youth and demonstrated innovative and efficient method to achieve tangible result of greening the bare landscape.  The IPVM Awards to the States and UTs 2008 for Small States having geographical area below 80, 000 sq. km. carrying a prize money of Rs. 5.00 lakhs with a scroll and citation has been won jointly by the States of Kerala and Goa for absolute and percentage increase in Forest & tree Cover respectively.

for planting trees and catalysing environmental action
in the service of the earth and for the benefit of humankind


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