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Punjab forest cover to be enhanced from 7 to 15%

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 22:24

Chandigarh: Punjab government has decided to enhance forest cover in the state from existing 7 per cent to 15 per cent under `Greener Punjab Mission`.

Under this mission, 4.75 crore saplings are to be planted each year in the state.

This mission would continue for 8 years, Forest Minister Surjit Kumar Jyani said in a release.
He said the department would plant/distribute 475 lakh saplings for an estimated area of 20,000 hectare at an investment of Rs 122.42 crore in 2013-14.


First Published: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 22:24
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