September 19, 2023

Department of Agriculture launches statewide campaign to plant saplings on vacant lots of its offices

CHANDIGAR: In a bid to make Punjab greener, the Department of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare and the Punjab State Seed Certification Institute have jointly launched a campaign of planting saplings in the open spaces. open vacancies of its offices across the state.

Dr. Gurvinder Singh, Director of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Department and Punjab State Seed Certification Institute, initiated this sapling planting campaign in Kheti Bhawan, Mohali.

On this occasion, the director said that during the summer, most people tried to park their vehicle in the shade of the trees but very few took the initiative to plant a sapling. “The Ministry of Agriculture is taking a small initiative to plant saplings in the open vacant spaces of its offices to help make Punjab greener. It will also encourage employees in other departments to plant saplings around their offices,” he added.

It is worth mentioning here that the government of Punjab provides plant seedlings to the residents of Punjab free of charge through the i-Haryali application of Forest Department Nurseries. Under this initiative, various medicinal and other herbs such as Behra, Pippal, Tahli, Arjun, Jamun, Mango, Lemon, Gulmohar and Bohar are planted by the Department of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare.

Among others, Agriculture Information Officer Sandeep Kumar, Seed Certification Officer Mohali Gurpal Singh, Agronomist Surinderpal Singh, Superintendent Harinder Singh and other staff were also present on the occasion.