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In order to enhance the green cover in the entire Jammu and Kashmir administration has taken a number of measures in this direction on the ground especially during the coming spring season.

The saplings of various trees are being distributed in the schools also as a drive to make the places green and at the village level also various initiatives have been started which can be called as green initiatives.

Recently the Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir inaugurated a workshop on capacity building of JK Forest, other departments. He pitched for making JK a model in green initiatives.

He recently chaired the inaugural session of a two day workshop on capacity building of JK Forest and other departments being conducted under REDD-Plus Action for Jammu and Kashmir.

The REDD-plus mechanism of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) aims to provide financial incentive for forestry based climate change mitigation activities like reducing carbon emissions from forest degradation and increasing carbon stock through conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks.

The programme was jointly organized by JK Forest Department and Himalayan Forests Research Institute Shimla.

He said that J&K has emerged as a leader among Indian states in recent years. ‘We are the second best in e-Office initiative and have performed exceptionally well in Covid mitigation and management.

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