‘Highways to get green cover’

Minister for Forests, Environment and Ecology Choudhary Lal Singh today said that the department would undertake massive plantation drive along the Highways and focus on tree lining for improving the green cover.
‘Highways  to get green cover’
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Minister for Forests, Environment and Ecology Choudhary Lal Singh today said that the department would undertake massive plantation drive along the Highways and focus on tree lining for improving the green cover.

Interacting with the officers of Wild Life Protection Force, Social Forestry and Forest Protection Force, here the Minister impressed upon the functionaries of Social Forestry Department to organize massive awareness programmes on need and importance of plantation and personally monitor the plantation drive underway in current monsoon across Jammu region. 

He directed the forest department to develop saplings of ornamental trees viz.,Terminalia  arjuna , Carrissa opaca, bougainvillea  and fruit trees like Zyzyphus in their nurseries.

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