Odisha to increase green cover
Bhubaneswar: In a bid to increase green cover, Odisha government has set a target to undertake plantation in over two lakh hectare ahead of the monsoon at an expenditure of Rs 183 crore.
Compared to plantation undertaken over 1,82 lakh hectare with an expenditure of Rs 160 crore during 2011-12, it has been decided to fix the plantation target for 2012-13 at two lakh hectares, official sources said here today.
Further, the target for avenue plantation during the current fiscal was fixed at 1600 km as against 769 km done during 2011-2012, they said.
At a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik yesterday, senior forest officers explained plans relating to afforestation, avenue plantation, raising of saplings and utilisation of funds under the Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Plantation Authority (CAMPA), the sources said.
Moreover, urban plantation and beautification activities would be taken up in 28 towns this fiscal, as against 12 towns where it was taken up during last financial year, they said adding around three lakh saplings would be planted in different educational institutions and other places.
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