August 10, 2022

Forest Minister Vishwajit Rane on Monday mentioned 1.25 lakh saplings could be planted on a single day for the primary time within the historical past of the forest division.

Rane was talking to reporters after a plantation drive as a part of Vanamahotsava competition at INS Hansa within the presence of Panchayats Minister Mauvin Godinho, Flag Officer Goa Naval Space (FOGA) Rear Admiral Vikram Menon, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests Rajiv Kumar Gupta and different officers.

Whereas every of the dignitaries planted a sapling, a ‘Free Distribution of Seedlings Van’ was additionally launched by Forest Minister Vishwajit Rane from INS Hansa.

“For the primary time within the historical past of the forest division, we’ll plant 1.25 lakh saplings all through the State on a single day and we will even look into the upkeep of the saplings. We wish to preserve forest and improve the forest cowl,” mentioned Rane.

“We’re creating extra tenting websites inside the forest and conducting tenting trails, eco-trails and we will even invite the Navy and systematically create an setting and work out methods to make the Goans fall in love the forests,” mentioned Rane.

Principal Chief Conservator of Forests Rajiv Kumar Gupta mentioned the 73rd Vanamahotsava was a month-long forest plantation competition celebrated in July throughout India.

“We now have launched the Free Distribution of Seedlings Van and the free distribution of seedlings will probably be accessible for the folks of Goa for this entire month. As a mark of Vanamahotsava coinciding with the seventy fifth Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, plantation of 75,000 seedlings is being focused in other places of Goa and varied different actions together with nature stroll, seminars and competitions are proposed to be held this month to create consciousness on forests,” mentioned Gupta.

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FOGA Vikram Menon mentioned the Navy would reaffirm its promise to proceed to assist the setting.

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