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Srinagar: In a Bid to boost the plantation drive in valley, the Jammu& Kashmir government today announced a reward programme for the institutions who will plant maximum saplings, statement said here.
“In order to give fillip to the plantation drive in the Valley, the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon initiated cash reward of Rs 50,000 for any education institute or institution that has highest number of successful plantations. The second prize would be Rs 30,000 and third prize Rs 20,000. This announcement was made during a plantation drive at Government Girls higher Secondary School Amira Kadal. The reward would be paid in cash along with citation certificate in next spring” the statement said.
It further said that the reward would be based on the number of saplings planted and which would still be existing at the time of the assessment.
“This initiative is expected to give fillip to the plantation drive and ensure that the plants survive. The Plantation had been organised by the DFO Urban Forestry Division Srinagar. Present on the occasion were DFO Srinagar Syed Abid Nazir, Principal Nayeema, Joint Director Education GM Dar, Deputy Controller Civil Defence Rafiq Ahmed, representatives of Horticulture, Floriculture and Social forestry Department.
Divisional Commissioner also announced that keeping in view the space constraint at Amira Kadal School the reconstruction of the school building would be taken up with the Government so that a multi storied complex is constructed there” it said. (AIP News)
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