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Need to make afforestation people's movement: Himachal CM

Press Trust of India  |  Shimla 

As many as 15 lakh saplings would be planted in selected areas in to increase green cover, said today.

The chief minister, who led a sapling plantation drive at Churwadhar in Rajgarh area of district today, said afforestation should be made a people's movement.

As many as 15 lakh saplings would be planted in 596 selected places in the state with active participation of the people, he said, adding that 67 per cent area of the state was already covered with forests but more was needed to increase the greenery.

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First Published: Tue, July 10 2018. 19:50 IST
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