PLAN TO DISTRIBUTE 25 LAKH SAPLINGS OF VARIED TYPES DURING CURRENT YEAR
EVERY CITIZEN TO GET 3 & EVERY HOUSEHOLD 10-15 SAPLINGS FREE OF COST
4-5 LAKH HOUSEHOLDS TO BE COVERED UNDER CAMPAIGN DURING 2018-19
EMPHASIZES MAXIMUM PLANTATION OF SAPLINGS TO ENSURE HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT
CHANDIGARH, JUNE 14:
“The Forest Department, Punjab, has planned a specialized campaign to plant maximum saplings and increase green cover in the state.” Disclosing this here today, the Forest Minister, Punjab, Mr. Sadhu Singh Dharamsot said that in pursuance to the ‘Tandarust Punjab Mission’ of the Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, the Forest Department has chalked out a special campaign called ‘Ghar Ghar Hariyali’ which would see the distribution of free saplings throughout the state to increase forest cover.
Disclosing more, the minister said that the purpose of the campaign is to provide clean and fresh air to the people of Punjab as well as contribute towards having a green and clean environment. He also said that under the campaign every citizen of the state would get 3 and every household 10-15 saplings of varied types free of cost. He also said that during 2018-19 the people of Punjab would get 20-25 lakh saplings absolutely free with 4-5 lakh households being covered in current year.
Mr. Dharamsot further added that during the special campaign under ‘Mission Tandarust Punjab’ various types of natural saplings having medicinal properties as well as fruit bearing capacity such as Sheesham, Neem, Arjun, Harad, Behra, Anwla and Jamun would be supplied to the people.
The minister also exhorted the people to come forward to plant more and more saplings so as to ensure a clean, green and healthy environment for the present and future generations. He also solicited the cooperation of all to make this campaign a grand success and said that to have a healthy and robust lifestyle is the catchphrase of ‘Mission Tandarust Punjab.’