krishna kunj: Cg to promote planting through Krishna Kunj | Raipur News

Raipur: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has announced the development of ‘Krishna Kunj’ in all municipalities in the state on a plot of at least one acre which would have trees like peepul, neem and the banyan tree and would signify the cultural importance in people’s lives.
The Chief Minister has ordered all District Collectors to initiate the allocation of land to the Forestry Department for tree planting at the earliest. He said trees will be planted at Krishna Kunj, Janmashtami this year.
Making the announcement, CM Baghel during his visit to Surajpur district also said that Lord Ram who is believed to be pleasant and gentle is belatedly introduced as “Rambo and warrior” while Lord Hanuman is projected as “ aggressive”, these kind of distortions are inappropriate.
Promoting tree planting as a public campaign, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said, “India has an ancient tradition of worshiping trees like Banyan, Peepul, Neem, Kadamb, etc. that have their place in the cultural history of our nation. However, the rapid cutting of trees in urban areas in the name of development endangers the existence of these trees. If this situation continues for a long time, our future generations will ignore their cultural values. Therefore, every citizen must preserve the precious heritage of trees. It is crucial to plant and protect trees of medicinal importance in urban areas.
CM Baghel said the development of “Krishna Kunj” will help people stay connected to trees and plantations, conserving cultural heritage. A designated land where such saplings would be planted, will be named ‘Krishna Kunj’. Efforts should be made to develop the land allocated to the forest department in such a way that tree plantations in all Krishna Kunjs can be started on Janmashtami throughout the state.