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Gangarampur development block, South Dinajpur, West Bengal, planted 1,17,054 saplings on 73.37 hectares of barren land and along road sides in 12 hr (6.00 am to 6.00 pm) on July 23, 2016. With help of 5,094 people the purpose was not just to green the area and protect the environment but also to provide employment under 91 MGNREG schemes. Brikkopatta or tree ownership was given to 756 families for protecting plants over three years, earning them Rs 50,000 as guardians of 146 saplings each. The plantation included mango, guava, akashmoni and sonaijuri.