NGO plans to hold plantation drive on Chinar day

Pampore: Jammu and Kashmir Eco Watch, a non government organisation, is likely going to hold a plantation drive at Saffron town Pampore area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on March 15.
CEO of J and K Eco-Watch and an Environmental Lawyer Nadeem Qadri told Kashmir Reader that the drive was part of Go Green Pampore, an initiative to turn Pampore into Jammu and Kashmir’s first green town.
He said that they held a meeting with Range Officer of Forest Department and other officials of Forest Department at Pampore on Thursday in the regard.
“The main purpose of the meeting was to chalk out a joint strategy for transforming Pampore into a green town,” Qadri said.
He told Kashmir Reader that it was decided that the plantation drive will be started in collaboration with municipal committee Pampore and saplings will be planted in all public parks in Pampore.
“Our target is to turn Pampore into a clean, beautiful and green town,” he said, and about 50000 saplings under go green Kashmir initiative of Forest department would be planted.
“It was decided that more than 50000 trees will be planted in 2021,” Qadri added. “It was decided that we will be working in conjunction with other departments including Municipal Committee Pampore, Department of Wildlife Protection, Department of Soil and Water Conservation, Department of Social Forestry and Department of Education.”
“Besides public parks, plantation drive on 15 March will cover educational institutions, government offices and saplings will be provided to local residents free of cost for plantation in their gardens.

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