Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Monday urged the people of the State to involve themselves in conservation of nature and ecosystem.
After inaugurating a plantation drive programme in Dibrugarh, CM Sonowal said, “Assam is known across the world for its rich bio-diversity and natural beauty. It is the duty of every citizen to contribute in conservation of nature so that our mission of pollution-free Assam becomes a reality.”
He also said, “Last year alone, we planted 5 crore saplings across the State and from this year, we have doubled the target to 10 crore. We want to project our State to the world as ‘Green Assam’ and attract foreign and domestic tourists. Plantation of flower and fruit-bearing plants apart from medicinal plants will be carried out across the State.”
During the drive, eight hundred saplings were planted on both sides of the road from Sessa Jokai Chariali to NH-52. Students of local schools, self-help groups, members of Assam Tea Tribes Students’ Association and ex-students of the 2001 batch of Government Boys’ HS School, Dibrugarh participated in the plantation programme.
Participating in the drive, Dibrugarh DC Laya Madduri said that 10 lakh more saplings would be planted across the district in the coming days.