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Mega plantation drive by Army concludes

From a Correspondent
Rangia, June 7: The Army unit based at Chirang, under the aegis of the Red Horns Division of the Indian Army, started a mega plantation drive in collaboration with the district forest department along with 135 Eco TA Bn based at Bishmuri, Kokrajhar to revive the denuded forest cover and preserve the rich biodiversity in the region.
The mega plantation drive began with the underlying objective of ‘Plant trees, save life’. The month-long plantation drive commenced on May 9 at Khungring Gaon, a remote village near the Indo – Bhutan border and culmited on World Environment Day on June 5 at a central function organized at Kashikotra, Chirang, after accomplishing the feat of planting more than 8,000 plants in phases covering the entire district. The occasion was graced by Amit Kumar, DIG SSB Sector HQ, Rupak Mazumdar, Chirang Deputy Commissioner, Lt Col And Singh of the local Army unit, District Forest Officer Subho Brahmo, scientists from Krishi Vigyan Kendra and others. The dignitaries highlighted the environmental issues of afforestation in the present scerio of global warming.