Bandipora, March 02 | The District Development Commissioner, Bandipora, Shahbaz Ahmad Mirza inaugurated Chinar plantation drive, here.
Joint Director Planning Imtiyaz Ahmad, District Floriculture Officer Tariq Habib and other concerned were present on the occasion.
Addressing the gathering, the DDC asked Panchayat representatives of the district to plant twenty Chinars in each Panchayat during the drive.
He said that the aim of the drive is to save Chinar trees. He said that the Department of Floriculture has a target of planting 1000 Chinars in the district besides distributing Chinar saplings to schools and Panchayats.
Mirza urged heads of the educational institutions and students to plant Chinar saplings in their schools and colleges.
On the occasion, Joint Director Planning Imtiyaz Ahmad said that the district administration is contemplating to develop ‘Chinar Bagh’ in the district. He said the administration will soon identify a location that will be developed for the purpose.