Ganderbal : The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Ganderbal, Shyambir on Monday launched a mega plantation drive by planting plant saplings in the lawns of Mini Secretariat, Ganderbal.
On the occasion, plants were also distributed to the Panchayats of the district. Around 200 plants are to be planted in each of the 126 panchayats of the district during the drive which shall extend till 31st March, 2023.
Under the aegis of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, and ‘J&K Green Drive’ initiative and in line with implementation of District Environmental Plan, District Administration Ganderbal is conducting a Pan-District Mega Plantation drive for planting 52200 plants at more than 400 pre-identified clusters in the district under “Har Gaon Haryali” programme of J&K Forest Department in convergence with MGNREGA.
On the occasion, the DC said that the campaign has been started with the purpose to increase the green cover in the district which shall continue in all panchayats of the district to cover open spaces especially in education institutions and other under the flagship programme “Har Ghar Haryali”.
He sought the cooperation of the locals and PRIs in protection and conservation of green cover in the district.
The plants that were distributed on the occasion constitute wild varieties of several species like Peach, Apricot, Apple, Quince Apple, Ulmus etc.
Assistant Commissioner Development, Dr Bashir Ahmad, ACP, DFO Sindh Forest Division Ganderbal and other district officers were present on the occasion.
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