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Akhilesh Yadav inaugurates Van Mahotsava, declares Sarus crane as state bird

Tuesday, 1 July 2014 - 11:01pm IST | Place: Lucknow | Agency: PTI

  • sarus-cranes The perennially monogamous Sarus cranes are now Uttar Pradesh' s state birds

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday declared Sarus crane as the state bird and launched a forest e-library while inaugurating Van Mahotsava in the state.

The CM launched web portal - www.upforestlife.org - forest e-library and a film made on the Sarus crane.

On the occasion, the CM appealed the people to plant maximum saplings.

He said that on the occasion of mahotsava 82,232 saplings were being planted at 530 places in the state. 

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