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26.66 crore saplings planted in Kashmir

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Srinagar, Mar 24 (UNI) Jammu and Kashmir State Social Forestry department has planted 26.66 crore saplings in waste and other lands available during the current fiscal for maintaining the environmental balance.

There was a target of planting 24.34 lakh more saplings, an official spokesman said.

Out of this, 23 lakh saplings have been planted so far This was stated at a meeting of Forest officers held here today to review the achievements registered under the plantation drive undertaken by the social forestry department.

The meeting was told that the department has planted 26.66 crore saplings in forests, wastelands, road-sides, banks of Canals, government institutions thus covering an area of 1.50 lakh hectare of land since 1982.

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