,Army's Dawar battalion of Snow Leopard Brigade held a 3-day afforestation drive at Dawar, Markoot, Mastan, Achura and Wampor villages of Gurez Valley, an Army spokesman said in a statement.
He said that the drive started on 1 May and ended thisevening. "More than 900 saplings offruits, ornamental, pine and poplars were planted on the first day. The eventwitnessed huge participation of locals, officials of Gurez administration andsoldiers of Snow Leopard Brigade," the spokesman said.
The Commander Snow Leopard Brigade highlighted the need to launch afforestation drive. He also stressed on involvement of the youth in the drive to instill love for bio diversity in the valley.