On the Occasion of World Forest Day, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal visited the schools of Guwahati and emphasised on making plantation a mass activity.
Speaking on the occasion, Sonowal advocated strong measures for preserving and nurturing the biodiversity of the state.
Stating the green cover of the state and its healthy climate that attracts a large number of tourists, Sonowal informed that the Govt has resolved to plant 10 crore saplings every year, giving preference to plantation of horticulture and medicinal plants.
Sonowal also urged the forest officials to consider preservation and nurturing forest as a great work and take up steps to boost the image of the state Forest Department.
Sonowal also directed the Forest Department to take adequate steps for developing the reserve forests as ideal destination for tourists, apart from drafting a proposal for introducing environmental science in the curriculum of school, college and university level and conducting awareness programmes amongst students for popularizing plantation. He also asked the Environment & Forest Minister to felicitate the best performing forest officials in terms of plantation to develop competitiveness amongst them.