Hindustan Times (Lucknow)
PLANTATION DRIVE: DMS ASKED TO IDENTIFY LAND BY JUNE 15
LUCKNOW : Chief secretary Rajendra Kumar Tiwari has asked district magistrates (DMs) to identify land for this year’s plantation drive and also make the requirement of the plants available to the district forest officers (DFOs) by June 15. The drive will begin in the first week of July.
Holding a virtual meeting with DMs and other officials on Monday, he said that the government had fixed this year’s plantation target at 30 crore plants in the state. He directed officials to make all prior arrangements like identification of land, procurement of plants etc to achieve the target.
Tiwari asked DMs to immediately convene the meetings of plantation committees to give final shape to the drive. He said DMs and commissioners must hold weekly and fortnightly meetings respectively to review preparations and progress.
He said plantation had to be done in cow shelters as well and asked commissioners and DMs to issue detailed plantation guidelines to the officials concerned.
The CS said next Monday he will hold a virtual meeting with DMs to review preparations for the drive.
PLANTATION HAS TO BE DONE IN COW SHELTERS AS WELL