GUWAHATI: A sapling plantation drive was carried out across area of CISF units of Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland and bordering Arunachal on Friday in sync with the World Environment Day. During 2018-2019, more than 27,000 saplings were planted by CISF units across the Northeast.
In the North East Region, 26 CISF units are scattered across States of Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Nagaland and Tripura including the airports. Mostly these units are responsible for providing security cover to Oil Fields, oil pumping Station, refineries and hydropower projects. The North East Headquarters is located in Beharbari, Guwahati.
Under Swacha Bharat Mission and Jal Shakti Abhiyan, CISF units in upper and power Assam have organized cleanliness drive and awareness campaigns.
CISF units have also rehabilitated abandoned bore wells and adopted water bodies in the locality of their area of responsibility.
Under Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat campaign, CISF units have organized food festivals, career counseling and cultural activities in various parts of the North East Region.
Adoption of schools, colleges and various community groups by CISF units of the Northeast sector have played a vital role in developing community interface with diverse ethnic groups of people. In a bid to create employment opportunities, for the youth, particularly those residing in areas near the CISF units, two skill development centres have been opened at Bongaigaon and Dibrugarh under the aegis of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.
CISF Units across North East have come forward in the hour of COVID-19 crisis and devoted themselves to the cause of humanity by extending help to lower strata of society. These units have distributed ration, masks, sanitizers and hand-wash to deprived people and migrant workers.
Today, on the occasion of the World Environment Day, CISF North East Sector units and NRC Coys have together planted more than 12,000 saplings across in their Area of deployment. The sapling includes various fruits bearing trees and medicinal plants including Gulmohar, Litchi, Ashoka, Imli, Amla, Jamun, Bel Patra, Sonaru, Sitafal, Arjun, Bhowara, Ritha, Orange, Kathal, Mango, Jalfai, Tamul, Silikha etc.
By the end of this year, all the units of North East Sector, CISF will plant 40,000 saplings across districts of Assam, Arunachal, Meghalaya and Nagaland. North East Sector CISF is committed to further institutionalize relationships with people belonging to various ethnic groups of the North East Region and work in unison to build a stronger India, a press release said.
The CISF came into existence in 1969 with a modest beginning, having three battalions, to provide integrated security cover to the Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) which, in those years, occupied the "commanding heights" of the economy. In a span of five decades, the Force has grown many folds to more than 1.5 lakhs. Currently there are more than 330 CISF units across the length and the breadth of the country, providing security cover to nuclear installations, space establishments, airports, seaports, power plants, sensitive Government buildings, heritage monuments and even certain key industry in the private sector.