An NGO will plant 3 million trees to improve green cover.

The Vanathukkul Tirupur project saw native trees flourish in private farmlands . The district has planted 13.10 lakh trees in the last seven years as a tribute to his late president .

Tirupur, On Saturday, NGO Vetry, which launched the eighth edition of the Vanathukkul Tirupur scheme, said it plans to plant more than three lakh trees around the district this year in honor of late President A P J Abdul Kalam.Vetry founder-trustee T R Sivaram said the district has planted 13.10 lakh trees in the last seven years as a tribute to his late president.On Andipalayam lake, we rebuilt the weakened check dam in 2004.Since we cleared encroachments and reconstructed the canal, the lake was watered for the first time in 20 years in 2006, he said.

After the southwest monsoon sets in, we usually begin the work in the third week of June.However, due to the recent rain, we have begun plantation work this year.Although our target is to plant two lakh trees per year, there are good chances that we will be able to plant three lakh trees this year due to the recent rainfall.Sivaram said that we track the plantation drive using GPS.

Last year, an independent laboratory conducted a survey that revealed that we planted nearly 70 tree species.According to the survey, birds released 140 more species, including creepers, shrubs, and crawlers, according to Sivaram.The Saturdays event featured the field director of the Anamalai Tiger Reserve (ATR), S Ramasubramanian, the ATR deputy director (Tirupur division), and many government officials.