India breaks Guinness World Record, plants 66 million trees in just 12 hours

Madhya Pradesh is setting a great example that all other states should take note of. In a historical record, the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh created new Guinness World Record after 1.5 million volunteers planted more than 66 million tree saplings within half a day along the Narmada river.

The effort bettered the state of Uttar Pradesh’s previous record-breaking feat when 800,000 volunteers planted 50 million trees in one day in July 2016.

Credits: The Independent

Shivraj Singh Chouhan, the MP CM enjoyed the achievement. “I am extremely proud to happily share that people of Madhya Pradesh successfully planted 6.63 Crore saplings today.”

“I am greatly indebted to all who are planting trees today,” Chouhan told “We will be contributing significantly in saving nature. By participating in a plantation, people are contributing their bit to climate change initiatives and saving the environment.”

When we see ‘green colour’, it reminds us of trees, plants, grass etc. Trees are the best living creatures on the planet because it gives the necessary oxygen to the humans, animals and other living species. To emphasize the importance of trees, in particular, they are selfless creatures that don’t ask anything in return barring the plethora supply of water.

With a steady decline of trees due to the infamous deforestation activities, the planet is losing its core part of trees. Without trees, life on earth is unimaginable and planting trees should be our main motive.

Hailing from Chennai, Chaithanya G is the Managing Director of TheYouth. He has dedicated his whole life to reading and writing.