Mizoram is greenest Indian state

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Aizawl, May 31 (UNI) Despite largescale deforestation through the slash-and-burn system of cultivation, Mizoram still survives as the greenest place in India, according to officials.

With 88.34 per cent forest covered area, Mizoram has been declared the greenest state in India.

''This is not according to the state officials, but the national survey,'' state chief conservator of forest R C Thanga said here today.

He was speaking at a meeting of Green Mizoram Committee here. The meeting chalked out programmes for this year's Green Mizoram Day which falls on June 13.

The Green Mizoram programme, which turns six this year, has a lot to do with maintaining greenery of Mizoram.

The Green Day will be inaugurated here at the New Capital Complex while the detailed programmes will be publicised later.

The meeting resolved that all government offices with the help of various NGOs plant as many trees as possible in Aizawl and other district capitals.

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