From our Correspondent
MANGALDAI, April 29: Deputy Commissioner of Darrang, Ashok Kr Barman has taken up a unique initiative for massive plantation in every corner of the district under ‘Seuj Darrang’ which can be termed as a green revolution.
Addressing a meeting at the conference hall of the office of the Deputy Commissioner recently attended by representatives of local leading NGOs, public organizations, leading citizens, heads of different educatiol institutions, forest officials, senior officials of the administration and media persons, the Deputy Commissioner announced the launching of the programme and sought every possible cooperation and involvement of the people of the district.
“The time is not far away when we will find it hard to breath the fresh air. Global warming has been threatening our environment in such a way that this year the weather condition has become advanced by about 21 days and there is no other altertive left but to resort to mass plantation,” said Deputy Commissioner Barman while addressing the meeting regarding Seuj Darrang.
Making a hearty appeal to the people of the district for their whole-hearted involvement only to make it a never ending endeavour, contrary to the government sponsored plantation programme whose average rate of success and sustaibility is very limited, he made it clear that the government sponsored programme would be going on as usual but in this venture, the people and not the government officials would lead from the front.
The meeting discussed many relevant issues, including checking of illegal tree felling, mushrooming growth of illegal saw mills, controlling stray cattle, awareness at the grassroots-level beginning from the school students, necessary recognition for committed ture activists, low cost plant guards, judicious use of plants depending on the ture of the respective soil, formation of ture clubs, convergence of plantation programme of different government agencies and availability of saplings in remote areas, among others. The meeting also discussed how to make the district polythene free. Additiol Deputy Commissioners rrayan th, Bidyut Bikash Bhagawati and Kalpa Deka, Circle Officer of Sipajhar Revenue Circle, Mali Jain and Assistant Commissioner Mikshi Permey took part in the discussion along with other speakers, including DFO of North Kamrup Division Bankim Ch Sarma, ACF of Mangaldai Wildlife Division ba Bordoloi, chairman of Mangaldai Municipal Board Pratap Bordoloi, senior citizen Dr Biren Deka, Principal of DIET, Dalgaon Madhab Sharma, media persons Bhargab Kr Das and Mayukh Goswami, NGO activist Sekhar Mazumdar and prominent businessman Rajib Kr Deka.
Seuj Darrang ? a unique initiative for massive plantation launched
From our Correspondent