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Jamshedpur Forest dept to achieve zero carbon status by 2070

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Jamshedpur, May 22: Forest department of Jamshedpur is optimistic about achieving zero carbon goal by the year 2070. This is being done with the view to save the environment. The department aims at achieving carbon neutral situation by the year 2030.

This observation was made by the Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) of Jamshedpur Mamata Priyadarshi during a one day seminar on International Bio Diversity organized at the forest department auditorium in Mango on Sunday. All forest rangers and other forest department officials were present during the programme.

The DFO said a massive plantation drive would be launched across East Singhbhum to save the environment. She said all Jaherthans (tribal places of worship) would be protected with boundary walls. Saplings of shady trees would also be planted in the Jaharthans, she said.

Due to the plantation drive, the forest cover of East Singhbhum has grown by three per cent, said the DFO, adding further, “Most of the people in rural areas still depend on firewood for cooking. Their dependence should be ended as the government is running Ujjwala scheme. An awareness drive would be launched to stop felling of trees.”

The DFO said the forest department had achieved considerable success in preventing wildfires through awareness campaigns this year. This year incidents of bushfire have declined, she said.

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