Odisha Government Launches ‘Green Mahanadi Mission’

The Chief Minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik launched the ‘Green Mahanadi Mission’. The CM launched the mission by planting a sapling on the bank of river Mahanadi during his visit to Boudh and Subarnapur districts in western Odisha.
The ‘Green Mahanadi Mission’ is a plantation drive under which 2 crore saplings will be planted along the Mahanadi river and its tributaries. The main objective of the mission is to stop soil erosion on river banks and recharge the groundwater reserve. 
Source- The Hindu

Static/Current Takeaways Important for SBI PO/Clerk Exam 2018- 
  • Ganeshi Lal is the present Governor of  Odisha. 
  • Hirakud Dam built over Mahanadi River is situated in Odisha.