Kangan: Under ‘Har Gaon Haryali’ programme Sindh Forest Division Ganderbal department of forest distribute Saplings Seeds and fruit Plants In Gund area of center kashmir’s Ganderbal District on Saturday.
Officials said that the Har Gaon Haryali’ Program department of Forest and J&K Government take 1500 villages for greening of lands outside forests in 2022-23 by providing free saplings, seeds balls and grass slips to Village Panchayats for planting on village common land, kahcharai and other wastelands.
They said The programme takes involvement of local communities and their local governing institutions to envisage and cover villages under low-cost greening interventions.
They said to achieve the desired and well-planned goal which shall cover one revenue village in achieving objectives of greening that area and operations shall be carried out with the collaboration and coordination of respective Village Panchayats.
Officials said that the initiative will go a long way in increasing the green cover and support the Jal Shakti Abhiyan on ‘Catch the Rain: Where it Falls, When it Falls’.
Muneer Ahmad Rather Range officer Sindh Forest Division Ganderbal told kashmir Reader that the Department of Forest working on a well-planned green future for J&K with low-cost greening methods for the greening of non-forest areas. The raising of trees and grasses is facilitated on the community lands by the local communities for their benefit.
Muneer said The Programme can also meet the needs of the people for small timber, fuelwood and grasses from non-forest lands besides reducing the pressure on the Forests on account of grazing by increasing the production of the grass & fodder outside the forest area.
He said The programme also aims to promote Agroforestry- land use management system in which trees or shrubs are grown around or among crops or pastureland.