Jammu and Kashmir has been bestowed by nature with the wealth of plants as it has huge forest cover. In order to enhance this green cover J&K government recently launched a fresh plantation drive for the current year from Jammu region.
LG Manoj Sinha while stressing enhancing of green cover said that Protection & conservation of natural resources and striking a perfect balance between nature & development is top most priority of his administration.
Highlighting the role of community participation in ecologically sustainable development, he asked the PRIs and Civil Society to play an effective role as Partners of Green Mission.
Two R’s – Respect and Restore the delicate balance in nature is the way forward for a Green Future. Citizens must take the lead in the ecological movement for regeneration.
He underscored the reforms introduced by the UT government in the last two years aimed at reducing the impact of climate change and overcoming the challenges of the fragile ecosystem.
Jammu and Kashmir is blessed with nature’s rich resources, with 54% of the area under green cover. A large population of J&K UT is dependent on forests for their livelihood. Dedicated efforts are being made to safeguard their interest, besides bringing behavior change in the lifestyle of people making conservation of nature a part of their everyday life.
J&K Social Forestry Plantation Rules is another great example of devolution of funds, functions to panchayats in Jammu and Kashmir, empowering all 4290 Village Panchayat Plantation Committees of the UT.