DC Budgam inaugurates Chinar plantation drive

Appeals locals to plant, safeguard Chinar for its heritage significance

BUDGAM, March 15: The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Budgam, S F Hamid today inaugurated Chinar Plantation Drive at Bihisht Zehra Park in Budgam to mark the celebration of Chinar Day.

The drive was organized by the Department of Floriculture Budgam.

On the occasion, the DC took part in the drive and planted a number of Chinar saplings in the park.

Speaking on the occasion, the DC directed concerned to plant maximum number of Chinars across the district for better greenery and safe environment.

Asserting on maintaining green cover, the DC directed concerned to ensure planting of Chinar trees at public parks, gardens and schools across the district.

He urged people to take proper care of the plants to ensure these are grown safely at all spots and are safeguarded for its heritage significance also.

The DDC asked the concerned to generate awareness on the importance of preserving Chinars as essential for our ecological benefits.

On the occasion, Assistant Floriculture Officer Budgam said that as many as 700 Chinar trees will be planted this year across the district as the target.