Umaisar Gull Ganie
Qazigund, Nov 15: Have a deep attachment with the nature, a newly married couple has kick-started the plantation drive in Qazigund area of South Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Tuesday.
The couple Touseef Ahmad and Afrooz Jan from Kulgam district started plantation drive under social forestry division Anantnag/Kulgam at Sailaloo Qazigund by planting trees.
Touseef said they are thankful to social forestry division Anantnag who provides them the opportunity to plant trees at Sailaloo area of Qazigund. “Like us every couple should come forward and motivate others. It is responsibility of everyone to plant trees as they provide oxygen and keep environment clean”, he said.
Altaf Ahmad Hakeem, Range officer, Qazigund said this year they have discussed to plant trees through innovative idea and this step is among them. “We are doing plantation in schools, colleges and other places but today the step taken by the couple is unique and we encourage it”, he said.
Divisional forest officer, social forestry division Anantnag/Kulgam , Shama Roohi said: “The department is conducting plantation drives but to do something new today a couple kick started the drive here at Sailaloo Qazigund”.
“During the phase the department is going to plant one lakh twenty five thousand trees in Kulgam district under all schemes,” she said. “Today’s plantation drive was under strip scheme.”
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