Plant trees, save environment
Shinjini Saha, INN/Gwalior, @infodeaofficial
Trees play a major in saving our environment, that is perhaps why there is so much emphasis on keeping them intact. The importance of tree plantation is insisted upon right from our school days because planting trees is not only good for us but for the entire universe. The importance of tree plantation should be discussed to save our Earth from destruction and the lives surviving on it.
In this growing industrial and technological era, pollution has become a major problem. Green trees and plants are lifesavers as they inhale all the carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and exhale oxygen when they prepare food using photosynthesis.
This process has actually kept the balance of different gas compositions in our atmosphere so that nothing will exceed its natural rate. Unfortunately, modern man’s steadfast move towards progress is not in tandem with environment conservation.
Increased use of technologies and combustion fuels have considerably increased the carbon content for our surrounding air. But the lack of green trees, who absorbs such carbon gas has caused a massive problem of increased carbon rate in the air.
This increase has also negatively affected the oxygen rate we breathe that is exhaled by the tree as well. The growing demand for wood, rubber and various products obtained from trees and plants, is leading to the cutting of more and more trees. Also, more land is required for buildings, roads, and industries, which in turn reduces the agriculture or forest land and cutting of trees.
While this cannot be avoided for growth and progress, however, by understanding the importance of tree plantation, the loss of trees must be replenished by tree plantation. The importance of tree plantation must be understood by all as cutting of trees affects our lives drastically. The cutting of trees is increasing the cost of tree-based products and depriving birds and animals of their food, habitat and impacting ecosystem.
Trees also help in perpetuating the water cycle by returning water vapor to the atmosphere. Cutting of trees is creating an imbalance resulting in an increase in pollution, global warming, and erratic rains.
Van-Mahotsav is an annual tree-planting festival in India, celebrated in the first week of July. This movement was initiated in 1950 by then Union Minister for Agriculture, Kulapati Dr. KM Munshi. This festival has gained immense national importance and every year, millions of saplings are planted all across India in observation of the Van-Mahotsav week. It is expected that every citizen of India has to plant a sapling during this week.