Individual receives award for determined tree plantation efforts
The ‘Tree Man of India’ is leading the charge against global warming, one tree at a time.
Gopal Mullaivanam has been distributing tree saplings in the residential neighbourhood of Virugambakkam from his treebank and has planted over 1.47 crore saplings with the help of students, professionals and others.
Started in 2008, Gopal Mullaivanam’s Tree Bank distributes the sapling free of charge to help increase green cover in the city.
In 2010, Dr. Kalam recognised and gifted Gopal a pickup truck to transport saplings and a gold medal to appreciate his passion, dedication and service.