National Mission for Clean Ganga has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with HCL Foundation and INTACH to plant 10000 Rudraksh Trees along Ganga Basin in Uttarakhand. Its objective is to create greener ecosystem in Ganga Basin by undertaking plantation project of Rudraksh Trees in Uttrakhand in association with the local community.
About Plantation Project
It is a large evergreen tree. Its scientific name is Elaeocarpus ganitrus. It has broad-leaves and its seeds are known as Rudraksh. It is mainly found in Gangetic plain, foothills of Himalyas, Nepal, Indonesia etc. Its seed are traditionally used for prayer beads in Hinduism and Buddhism. It develops the fruit in three to four years.