Haryana to create 80 acres of ‘Oxi-van’.

7 June 2021.


80 acres of ‘Oxi-van’ (a forest) is being created in Karnal district. It was announced by Chief Minister of Haryana- Manohar Lal Khattar.

This announcement was made on the occasion of World Environment Day on June 5, 2021. Oxi-van will consist of 10 types of forests.


On the occasion, highlighting importance of trees and encouraging promotion, protection, planting of trees Haryana Government launched four important schemes:

  1. Prana Vayu Devta Pension Scheme
  2. Oxi-Van in Karnal
  3. Oxi-Van in Panchkula
  4. Panchavati Plantation in Haryana

Pran Vayu Devta Pension Scheme

  • Under this scheme, a pension amount of Rs 2500 will be provided in name of Pran Vayu Devta to maintain trees above 75 years.
  • This pension would increase each year on the line of old age samman pension.

Panchavati Plantation in Haryana

  • Under this initiative, plantation will be done in name of Panchvati across the villages in Haryana.
  • It will promote the process of getting natural oxygen from trees.
  • Agro forestry will also be promoted on vacant land under the initiative.
  •  Thus, it will increase income of Panchayats in rural areas.

Oxy-Van in Karnal

  • Oxy Forest was launched on Forest Department land in Mughal Canal, Karnal.  Panchavati, trees of Bel, Amla, Ashoka, Banyan and Peepal were planted.
  • It will be built on 80 acres area.

Oxy-Van in Panchkula

  • It will be established in Bir Ghaggar on area of one hundred acres in a bid to create Mother Nature’s green lungs, for residents of Panchkula, to get in fresh oxygen.
  •  Rs One crore has been sanctioned for this initiative.

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