Getting the saplings of your choice at the doorstep, that too free of cost is just a click away in Punjab as the State Government has launched a mobile application —‘i-Hariyali’.
Aimed at increasing the state’s green cover, the mobile application would enable the users to order free plant saplings. The ‘i-Hariyali’ app, under ‘Mission Tandarust Punjab’ can be downloaded from the app store for free.
The users can book a sampling of their choice, a maximum of 25 per person, from a nearby government nursery, the official added. Once the booking is done, the contact number of the concerned employee of the nursery or the forest guard will be displayed on the mobile phone of the person.
The app aims to inspire more and more people to plant maximum saplings during the current monsoon season so as to save the environment from pollution hazards. A condition of proper upkeep and care of the saplings has also been imposed, the official said. The state Forest Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot has exhorted all the stakeholders to plant the saplings in large number in order to ensure a clean and green Punjab.