School-kids on drive to restore Pondy`s green cover

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 15:05

Puducherry: School children will be engaged in a plant-sapling drive by government to restore the green cover of Puducherry that took a heavy beating when cyclone Thane lashed the coast on December 30.
Puducherry Administration has planned to raise as many as 2.5 lakh trees under this year long drive.

A.Bhaskar, MLA, today flagged-off the campaign entitled `basic livelihood and forest cover launched in association with the C.P.Ramaswamy Environment Centre, Chennai.

With a view to restoring the green environs, the Directorate of Education has initiated steps to associate the children with the project of ‘Green Puducherry’.

The cyclone had uprooted thousands of trees, including coconut trees.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 15:05

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