The rich biodiversity and protective green cover of BTAD area had seriously dwindled and Governor, Assam acceding to the demands of the various environmental enthusiasts decided to take up a massive program of plantation across the four BTAD districts in a time-bound manner called ‘Hariyali’.
This programme is also aimed at generating awareness and to initiate assorted actions for the protection of the environment in BTAD. Governor, Assam Prof Jagdish Mukhi highlighting the above will plant saplings and ceremoniously inaugurate ‘Hariyali’ on World Environment Day at Chirang on 5th June 2020.
Governor Assam will launch the project “Hariyali” at HQ of 15 Btln SSB, Kajal gaon, Chirang district with a block plantation of 1500 saplings by SSB jawans. Together with about One Lakh Saplings are being planted by various agencies across 4 BTC districts by various residents, institutions and Govt Agencies on 5th June.
It may be noted that about 40 lakhs inclusive of flowering, fruiting and medicinal plants are to be planted in the BTAD area in the immediate three months, June, July and August 2020 that is in the rainy season. As a part of the above initiative, 10 lakhs saplings will be planted in each of the four BTAD districts ie Udalguri, Baksa, Kokrajhar and Chirang.
Governor, Assam informed that the saplings will be freely distributed from the BTC Administration to the Institutions, including Educational Institutions Agencies, Govt. Servants and the general public through various distribution points spread across BTAD namely BTC Secretariat, all the four DC offices of BTAD, the Forest Range Offices, the Block Development Offices and the Circle Offices. Also, Mobile Sapling Distribution Teams are being readied by the Forest Department, BTC.
A mix of saplings belonging to fruiting, flowering, medicinal plant and other plant varieties will be distributed to the individuals and institutions, from these points free of cost.