The state government of Uttar Pradesh has decided to use the Japanese Miyawaki technique to plant 25 crore saplings in the state by next year. This method allows fast and dense growth of saplings in minimal space. The government will associate with farmers and create small nurseries on their land. Free land available at railway stations, defence sites and agricultural universities will also be used for plantation.
Earlier in the year, the city of Noida adopted this method to grow trees using long, medium and small plants. Close to 6,000 sq mts of land were used in Noida's Sector 91. The government also planted about 8,500 plants on 2,500 sq mts of land at the district magistrate’s office in Greater Noida's Surajpur. The Miyawaki method usually uses only 25% of the water required by conventional methods and leads to faster growth of a forest system, which includes large or canopy trees, general trees, sub-trees and shrubs.