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Jammu DLSA launches district wide plantation drive

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JAMMU, JULY 07: District legal Services Authority Jammu, in commemoration of 150th Birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi being observed from 2nd October, 2018 to 2nd October 2020, at national and international level, today launched a tree plantation drive in a mission mode here across Jammu district.

The drive was started from Zorawar Singh Auditorium University of Jammu under the chairmanship of Chairman District Legal Services Authority (Pr. District & Sessions Judge) Jammu, Vinod Chatterji Koul and overall supervision of Secretary Legal Services Authority Jammu, Naushad Ahmed Khan. Forest Department, Social Forestry, Floriculture Department, Education Department and district administration are coordinating with DLSA in the drive.

Addressing the launch ceremony, Vinod Chatterji Koul said that a safe and clean ambience comprising of clean soil, water and clean air is basic essentiality of life adding that a safe and healthy environment is   indispensible for survival and prosperity of man. He said dumping of waste into environment is the worst of man’s intrusive activity which ultimately results in pollution and amongst the man made pollution, air and water pollution is the deadliest threat.

“ Air and water pollution is endangering life on the planet due to its terrible consequences in countless manifestation such as human health, economic growth, eco system functioning climate norms etc are all at the receiving end of poisoning pollution created by mankind. “ he added.

The plantation drive was started by planting a sapling in the garden of Zorawar Singh Auditorium by Chairman District Legal Services Authority (Pr. District & Sessions Judge) Jammu, Vinod Chatterji Koul in presence of Secretary Legal Services Authority Jammu, Naushad Khan, ADC Jammu, Dr. Tahir Firdous, Regional Director Social Forestry, Dr. Kumar MK, DFO Urban Forestry, Sunil Singh, DFO Rural Social Forestry, Sanjay Gupta and DFO Territorial Jammu, Alok Morya.

Later, saplings of different plants, provided by Department of Social and Urban Forestry Jammu were distributed among children, senior citizens, general public and members of Legal Literacy Clubs of Delhi Public School, GHSS Marh, GGHSS, Mubarak Mandi, GHSS Domana, GGHSS Shastri Nagar, Govt. SRML by Vinod Chatterji Koul and Naushad Ahmed Khan.

In his address, Secretary Legal Services Authority, Naushad Khan explained in detail the contribution of trees towards healthy environment He said these  provide oxygen, improve air quality, conserve water, preserve soil, support human and wild life and contain vehicular pollution level.

The field staff of Social Forestry Division and Urban Forestry Division was also present on the occasion. They explained to the participants the mechanism of further planting the saplings to the recipients.

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