Dimapur, July 18: The Assam Rifles in the state capital on Saturday presented several copies of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs published ‘Guardians of the Environment’, a booklet recognizing the effort of the security forces across the country, to the Kohima Press Club (KPC).
The KPC executive council members received the booklets.
Paramilitary forces under MHA have planted in total 1,47,38,040 trees in 2020 across the country and among these the Assam Rifles have planted the largest number of trees and is committed to the cause with full cooperation and support of all, said PRO, HQ (IGAR), Lt. Col. Sachin D Ramwal who officially handed over the booklets.
Highlighting the nationwide tree plantation drive initiated by the MHA and the steps taken by Assam Rifles for ecosystem restoration by carrying out this mega afforestation drive, the PRO said as part of Green India Initiative of the Assam Rifles, approximately 24.7 lakh trees were planted in the year 2020 in the state of Nagaland involving the grassroots populace.
The official also informed that while eight projects for water harvesting have been completed, 34 similar projects including sewage treatment plants and construction of water bodies amounting to approximately Rs.6.04 crore are in the pipeline this year.
The PRO further informed that the Forest department has assured to provide 2.5 lacs saplings while the Assam Rifles created 49 Nurseries and 12 vatikas since 2020 with a target of 100 nurseries by this year end to meet the additional supply of saplings. (Page News Service)