A Pension Scheme For Trees: Haryana To Pay Rs 2,500 As Pension To Save Old Trees

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Published: September 22,2021 06:27 PM
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Haryana government has announced that the state government would pay Rs 2,500 to people to take care of trees that are over 75 years old and also save other trees.

September 22, 2021: In a unique initiative to save trees and keep the oxygen coming, Haryana government has announced that the state government would pay Rs 2,500 to people to take care of trees that are over 75 years old and also save other trees.



Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar had first announced about the Pran Vayu Devta Pension Scheme on June 5, World Environment Day.





The main aim of the pension scheme is to “honour all those trees which are 75 years and above and have served humanity throughout their life by producing oxygen, reducing pollution, providing shade and so on. Such trees will be identified throughout the state and these will be looked after by involving local people in this scheme”, CM Khattar said.



This ‘tree pension’ will be given every year and the amount will increase every year, on lines similar to the Old Age Samman Pension Scheme in the state.