Several tree plantation programmes to be carried out within 75 weeks in Churachandpur

The tree plantation was carried out between Zoumun to Sehken

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Under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY), India@75, Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, a seminar cum tree plantation programme was organised on Wednesday by Rural Engineering department of Churachandpur and Pherzawl districts at Mata village community hall, Churachandpur.

The tree plantation was carried out between Zoumun to Sehken and it was attended by Rural Development and Panchayat Raj minister, Th Biswajit as chief guest and Churachandpur MLA, V Hangkhanlian as guest of honour.

During the programme at Mata village, minister Biswajit said that under Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, numerous tree plantation programmes will be carried out at different places of the state within 75 weeks. It is the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to organise such a programme and more people and top government officials are requested to take part in it, he added.

He recalled that PMGSY was the brainchild of the former Prime Minister late Atal Vajpayee to bring closeness among Indians, be it in social and economic factors. He continued that the government in the four phases will focus and implement the scheme to the villages for road connectivity. The minister assured that by the end of the rainy season, all the pending works will be completed.

MLA Hangkhanlian said that under PMGSY, engineers and concerned departments have been informed to strictly study while constructing the vast roads of Churachandpur. They have also been informed not to compromise on quality of the roads and the projects must not lead to deforestation in the village areas.

First Published:Aug. 19, 2021, 10:38 a.m.

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