The Greening Jammu and Kashmir programme, launched by Governor Satyapal Malik on 8th of July, Saturday gained further momentum by various plantation programmes being organized by various Forest Divisions in Jammu, Reasi and Rajouri districts.
In Jammu, Urban Forestry Division conducted a plantationdrive in Sector-A Sainik Colony Jammu in collaboration with department ofFloriculture. Urban Forestry Division also conducted a plantation programme atTeachers Bhawan, Gandhi Nagar where Anuradha Gupta, Director School EducationDepartment, Sh. Chander Gupta, Social Activist and staff of EducationDepartment participated in the plantation of more than 100 plants.
In Reasi, Reasi Forest Division organized a plantation driveat Bidda in a sacred groove where local Sarpanch, Panchs and people joined withthe forest staff and planted 70 saplings of various species like Peepal, Bargad, Kadamb, bel, Chinar, etc.
In Rajouri, Rajouri Forest Division organized a programme inGovt. Primary School Kesargalla where a large number of locals participatedwhile in another event organized by Nowshera Forest Division at Govt. HighSchool Dharamsal, Sunderbani and Govt. Middle School Kantha plantation drivewas conducted involving local people.
Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar applauded the progress ofthe plantation drive and encouraged the Forest officers to maintain themomentum. Commissioner Secretary Forests, Manoj Kr Dwivedi also lauded theprogress of plantation being conducted and encouraged the officers to take upthe plantation programmes with universities and other institutions..