JK News Today

Udhampur, March 4:

With an aim to spread the message of ‘Green India’, the Indian Army in coordination with the Forest Department of Jammu and Kashmir conducted a ‘Afforestation Drive’ at Mahore in Rajouri district. Large number of locals were present on the occasion and participated in the drive with great exuberance.

More than 500 saplings of Pine trees were planted as an effort by the Army to increase the ‘Green Cover’ in the region and persuade people to put an end to deforestation. The tree plantation drive was organised to spread the awareness of afforestation and the importance of conservation of nature. The event was attended by Dr. Jitender, Chief Conservation Officer, Mr Farooq, Divisional Forest Officer and Nasir Ahmed, Range Officer from Forest Department of Jammu and Kashmir.

The locals of the village, expressed their gratitude towards the Army for the ‘Afforestation Drive’ and said that such efforts will go to long way in restoring the ecological balance of the area which has seen large scale landslides in past few years due to changing ecology.