India state aims to plant a record 50 million trees in a day

India Planting Trees

Indian women plant saplings on the outskirts of Allahabad, India, Monday, July 11, 2016. Hundreds.

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people in India’s most populous state jostled for space Monday as they attempted to plant 50 million trees over 24 hours in hopes of shattering the world record.

Officials in Uttar Pradesh distributed millions of saplings to be planted across the state to help India’s efforts to incre….

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