A crisis of medical oxygen that was needed for severely ill Covid-19 patients, the Haryana government to avoid such a deficit in the future, has come out with a 'unique and first of its kind initiative'.
The state government has taken an initiative to honour all those trees which are of the age of 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.
A pension amount’ of Rs 2,500 would be given per year in the name of PVDPS by the Urban Local Bodies department for maintenance of trees older than 75 years, installing plates, grilles etc. This ‘tree pension’ shall continue to increase every year, on lines similar to the Old Age Samman Pension Scheme in the state.
The Oxy Vans will occupy 10 per cent of the 8 lakh hectares of land across Haryana. Oxy Van are identified pieces of land, on which as many as 3 crore trees would be planted. They will be planted on land ranging from 5 acres to 100 acres.