Forest dept north circle starts plantation campaign to increase green cover

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SRINAGAR: As a part of the plantation campaign “Reforest Kashmir”, initiated by forest department to increase green cover and boost public participation, Forest Department North Circle planted 500 saplings in Langate Forest.
According to an official handout, under the campaign, a plantation programme was organised in compartment No. 12/Rfd (Braman Rafiabad) of Langate forest division where 500 saplings were planted. The programme was attended by newly recruited forest guards, civil society members and students of the local area.
Speaking on the occasion, DFO Langate Forest Division, Waseem Farooq Mir emphasised the importance of planting local species and also imparted training about plantation techniques to the participants.
DFO Baramulla Forest Division, Parvaiz Ahmad Wani and Deputy Director Forest Protection Force Kupwara, Sarwar Shah were also present on the occasion and interacted with the participants.
Conservator North Circle, Irfan Rasool said that such drives will continue in north circle for increasing green cover of Kashmir, it added.