Army initiates green drive in Ladakh

JAMMU: Army along with locals on Thursday launched an afforestation drive in Nubra valley of Ladakh district.
The Ladakh Scouts Battalion of the Trishul Division organised a tree plantation drive to commemorate the 42nd Red Cross Day at Partapur in Nubra and other nearby villages in Leh district, an army spokesperson said.
As part of the green drive, 500 Ulet (a popular local Ladakh tree) and 100 Yrapa trees were planted by the army personnel in Skuru and Hunder villages of Nubra valley.
The green drive has been undertaken to encourage locals to plant trees in Shyok and Nubra, he said.
The village elders and numbardars (village heads) assured that the newly planted saplings would be well looked after and they would actively work towards making the Nubra Valley greener, he said.