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Green Jammu & Kashmir

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Environment and green cover is in focus of administration of Jammu and Kashmir.

Recently Lt Governor launched Green Jammu & Kashmir Drive 2023-24 from IIM Jammu. He planted a tree sapling in the Campus to mark the occasion.

In his address, he congratulated the Forests Department, IIM Jammu, Village Panchayat Plantation Committees and all the stakeholders for the launch of the mega plantation drive.

Green J&K Drive has become a major contributor to increasing the green cover of J&K, strengthening our ecology and building a healthier society.  In the last 3 years, we have been able to plant more than 4 crore saplings and the target for this year is to plant 1.75 crore plants to ensure ecological security.

He highlighted the need to protect, preserve and restore ecology and biodiversity for sustainable living.

J&K has one of the most diverse forest areas in the country with 55% forest and green cover. It is in the interest of the environment and our future generations to synergise development with the natural resources for sustainable development.

There is a saying that God forgives always, men forgive sometimes but nature never forgives. It is high time we realize that our rights over natural resources are temporary. We have to respect and restore the delicate balance between economic development and conservation of forests and environment.

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