Punjab is the first state that has launched its Android mobile app 'i- Hariyali' to provide its citizens saplings of their choice free of cost. The initiative is proving to be immensely successful.Disclosing this, the Punjab Forest Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot said that till now, 3,25,000 online orders have been received in the state through the 'i-Hariyali' app whereas more than 3 lakh citizens have downloaded this app through their Android phones. He said that so far 13 lakh saplings have been provided to people of the state through this app. He informed that till now, more than 32 lakh total saplings have been supplied free to the people of the state under 'Ghar-Ghar Hariyali' campaign and 'i Hariyali' app.The Forest Minister further said that the entire process of 'App' has been completed and soon the 'IOS' the App will be launched. He said that after the release of ‘IOS’ 'App, those using Apple phones will also be able to download the 'i-Hariyali' app and book their favorite saplings and contribute to the increasing greenery in Punjab.Dharmsot urged the people of the state to prefer planting and distributing plants on birthday's or other important occasions.Dharmsot also said that according to the report of the Forest Survey of India-2017, there has been an increase of 35,853 acres of land under forests and trees in Punjab, which is a matter of joy. He informed that the Forest Department is reaching out to the people via an awareness campaign to motivate them to plant saplings. He also appealed to the general public, social and religious institutions, eco and youth clubs and other government organizations to get maximum saplings planted and join the noble cause of human welfare.