The peculiarity of the plant is that it grows in salt and fresh water, that is, wherever there is a sea and a river, it grows at the confluence.
Gujarat has a 1600 km long coastline and the government will plant mangrove vegetation to protect this coastline and prevent soil erosion. This project will be launched by ‘Misty’ Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 5th World Environment Day.
Also, under this project, mangrove vegetation will be grown at coastline area, mangrove will be sown in two hectares of Dandi, Kadiabet, Dabhari and Zini in Surat. A target of approximately 100 hectares of mangrove planting has been set.
Further, this Misty will protect the coastal areas of India from natural calamities like high tide tsunami. From 5th June, mangrove plantation will be promoted in 11 states and two Union Territories of the country in the next five years. Mangroves will be planted under ‘Misty’ project for coastal states.
The ‘Misty’ project will be a safeguard against natural calamities and tsunamis in the coming years. Misty’ stands for (Mangrove Inventive for Shoreline Habitat and Tangible Incomes). Preparations have been started for all the states of the country, which are connected to the coastal areas so that tsunamis and natural calamities do not cause major damage.
Finally, the peculiarity of the plant is that, it grows in salt and fresh water, that is, wherever there is a sea and a river, it grows at the confluence. These plants provide protection from tsunamis and other marine natural disasters.