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MSME Minister urges MSMEs & industries to plant and maintain trees along highways

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New Delhi, July 12 (KNN) Union Minister for Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) and Road Transport & Highways, Nitin Gadkari has asked MSMEs and industries to plant and maintain trees along highways.

In this regard, the Minister has written to all industry associations and registered MSMEs, urging them to plant as many trees as they can before the end of the monsoon season.

Calling upon their collective commitment to the country, Gadkari has suggested in his letter that each small  enterprise can plant and maintain a minimum of 5 tress, each medium  enterprise at least 50 trees and micro enterprises can plant and maintain as many trees as possible for them.

The trees should be of local variety, indigenous to the area like fruit trees, neem, peepal etc. They can be planted along national or state highways and district roads, said Gadkari.

He added that each individual enterprise should ensure that the plants survive and grow.

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