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Agrochemical leader HPM India completes India's largest afforestation drive

ANI | Updated: Oct 10, 2017 17:41 IST

New Delhi [India], Oct. 10 (ANI-NewsVoir): HPM, a popular name in Agrochemical industry over last four decades, undertook the 'Green Nation Clean Nation Plantation' CSR Activity on September 11 in the guidance of Ashok Aggarwal (CMD).

The ambitious program started by HPM aims to plant 10,000 trees across the nation. It is one of the biggest plantation drives. The project is very much dedicated to plant more and more trees to restore environment, which directly aims at securing and sustaining future. Not only this, but the members involve in the project spread awareness among the people and educate them how they can be a part of this campaign. The main purpose of this campaign of HPM is sapling plantation to increase a greener world.

The plantation drive was conducted nationwide on September 11, 2017. The major centres of HPM plantation drive included North Zone- Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, and New Delhi. The southern states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana were also covered. Along the Eastern coast of India Odisha, Bihar and West Bengal observed the drive. Rajasthan in the West was also a part of this plantation drive. Out of the seven sisters Manipur took part in the plantation drive by HPM. As an international partner the campaign also spread to Nepal.

For thousands of years, deforestation has taken a huge toll on the environment. The ecological balance has been disturbed due to clearing of forests. For the agricultural expansion, wood extraction and infrastructure expansion, deforestation has been practiced on an industrial scale. There is no single cause of deforestation, multiple processes work simultaneously which leads to deforestation.

Leaving a bad impact on the earth, deforestation changes local weather. According to a study by NASA, there is an increase in the carbon cycle and global warming. Scientists estimate that the trees contain more carbon than 10 years' worth of human-produced greenhouse gases. When people clear the forests, usually with fire, carbon stored in the wood returns to the atmosphere. And all this contributes to greenhouse effect and global warming. The land loses its productivity as well which is one of the causes of soil erosion, because the quality of soil is very poor. It becomes very thin and poor in nutrients.

According to the proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, due to deforestation, the monsoons have simply declined across the globe. And in certain areas, there is excessive rain causing floods. The climatic balance of the earth is totally disturbed. The temperature easily crosses 40 degree Celsius in some regions which is not a good number.

HPM's mission is to plant as many trees as they can and indulge many people in their campaign. It is one of the most celebrated schemes of the recent time which aims to make the environment a better place to live in for the people by plantation; to educate people about the needs of a healthy environment. (ANI-NewsVoir)