Jamshedpur, July 11: Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Monday said that water, forests, land and climate is our heritage and plumb line of Jharkhand.
“We will have to preserve them and state government is all set to start green credit campaign.
Under green credit campaign proportionate plantation drive will be launched to compensate trees cut off due to road widening and building construction works. Green Credit policy will be mandatory for industries in Jharkhand,” added Das.
Addressing a gathering during Van Mahotsav events at different locations of steel city, CM emphasized on public support for plantation. He appealed the gathering to make plantation drive successful with their active participation. “To handover green state to our generations we must work together,” said Raghubar Das.
Under the special state wide campaign of ‘Gaon Ka Pani Gaon Main ,Khet ka Pani Khet Main,’ more than 1,67,000 farm ponds (dhobas and 2,000 tanks have been dug and the government has already planned for 4 lakh more dhobas, the CM said. He called upon the masses for rainwater harvesting.
During the Van Mahotsav, CM planted a sapling in Hari Mandir premises Baridih and BPM Plus Two School in Burmamines and appealed the people to come forward to save environment.
Satisfied over the growing mass participation, CM called up on the NGOs, state government officials, corporate houses and media houses to make this initiative a grand success story. Das also congratulated the forest officials of East Singhbhum for recording growth in forest coverage area as per data of forest coverage survey report 2015.
Jamshedpur MP Vidyut Varan Mahto praised the dhoba scheme of state government and said that this will be an example for other states also.
On this occasion, additional chief conservator of forests Shashi Nandkuliyar, deputy commissioner Amitkumar, divisional forest officer Sabaalam Ansari, conservator of forest D Venkteshwar Lu, SSP Anoop T Mathew and other officials were present.