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Tripura Govt submits project reports to JBIC for aforestation

Written by: Staff

Agartala, Mar 3 (UNI) The Tripura Government has submitted a Rs 300 crore project to Japan Bank of International Cooperation (JBIC) for massive aforestation at the source of 12 rivers in the state.

The project, titled Tripura Aforestation and Eco-restoration for Overall Development, is expected to be implemented in the next five years once it is approved by the JBIC.

A JBIC team held a meeting with state Forest Minister Jitendra Chowdhury and senior forest officials and visited several areas of the state to make an on the spot study.

Later Mr Chowdhury told reporters that a team from JBIC would visit the state in September again to finalise the project.

The project includes aforestotation at the river sources, fresh plantation of bamboo, medicinal plants and indeginous species covering 17,000 hectares of land, soil creation and moisture conservation work and treatment of vulnerable water shades, besides, training of Joint Forest Management staff.


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