Planting a tree is much better than wearing a mask to be safe from pollution !

Planting a tree is much better than wearing a mask to be safe from pollution !

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Soumyadeep Jena started this petition to National Institution for Transforming India (NITI Ayog)

Trees contribute to our environment by providing oxygen, improving air quality, climate amelioration, conserving water, preserving soil, and supporting wildlife. During the process of photosynthesis, tree stake in carbon dioxide and produce the oxygen we breathe.

Trees also remove particulate matter from the atmosphere, particularly small particles which are a major health hazard in air pollution. Trees along urban roadways can reduce the presence of fine particulate matter in the atmosphere within a few hundred yards of the roadside verge. The total area of leaves is critical: a few trees with sparse leaves are less effective than a dense canopy. Trees with small or hairy leaves are best at removing particles.

Tree plantation is good for the environment. ... Apart from inhaling carbon dioxide trees also absorb various harmful gases including sulfur dioxide and carbon monoxide and also filter harmful pollutants from the atmosphere thereby providing us fresher and cleaner air to breath.

Issue
On the name of construction we are building concrete forests, wider roads, cities with big flyovers, metros. But what we are breathing is polluted air which, is not future-proof for us and our upcoming generations.

In India, air pollution is the third-highest cause of death among all health risks: as per The Hindu report on APRIL 03, 2019.

Air Pollution Killed Over 1.2 Million In India In 2017: as per NDTV report on April 03, 2019.

India set for worst air pollution crown: as per The Telegraph report.

Solution
We need environmental balance in cities. People create homes and apartments without a single tree inside. We have big halls to decorate and we don't have 1 meter of land to plant a tree. We as a nation can change the perception of planting trees which only farmers do till now. 

This petition is to improve awareness of tree plantation through a Abhiyan like the most successful ones Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. I urge to Government of India and our current Prime Minister Sri Narendra Modi to start a abhiyan for forestation.

I urge to NITI Ayog India which has done phenomenal job in past to create mandatory rules for improvising tree plantation. 

I urge you guys to sign up this petition to secure us as well as our upcoming generations. Lets breathe clean air and fight against Global warming.

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