The Ecological wing of the Southern Command’s Territorial Military Battalion has planted over a lakh saplings in and round Pune in lower than a 12 months as a part of its afforestation initiative, the Command stated on the event of World Atmosphere Day on Saturday.
The Pune-headquartered Command launched the initiative final August with a goal of planting over 1.5 lakh saplings within the area.
Moreover, the 136 Territorial Military Battalion (Ecological) has already planted over 50,000 seed balls out of a goal of 1 lakh in Pune to assist add to the greenery of town in addition to its environment, the Command added.
The drive will witness afforestation of round 100 hectare of land at varied places, serving to them convert into inexperienced zones, it added.
The areas the place these actions have already been carried out are The Bombay Engineering Group at Dighi, the School of Army Engineering (CME) at Khadki, Nationwide Defence Academy (NDA) at Khadakwasla, the Central Ordnance Depot at Dehu Street and the Aundh Army Station. The initiative additionally contains creation of a water physique of 2500 sq. meters with a capability to retailer 12.2 lakh liters of rainwater.
The plantation work will proceed through the present monsoon season, the Command stated.
A press assertion from Southern Command stated, “As a part of celebrations of 75 years of Independence —Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav —Southern Military Commander Lieutenant Common JS Nain has launched a number of setting conservation initiatives below ‘Imaginative and prescient 75 Star’ geared toward enhancing the general eco system.”
“On the World Atmosphere day, Lt Gen JS Nain stated that such environment-protection actions have develop into a necessity and it’s the responsibility of each citizen to contribute positively in preserving and nurturing the setting for a protected and higher future for our future generations,” the press assertion added.
“Yearly, two to 3 lakh saplings are planted in varied Cantonments of Southern Command’s space of accountability which is unfold over 11 states. In a serious afforestation initiative unfold throughout varied areas in Maharashtra, 136 TA Battalion (Ecological) has already taken over 200 hectare land and has enhanced its nursery capability from an preliminary 40,000 saplings to over two lakh saplings,” the discharge added.
Atmosphere Day celebrations at INS Shivaji
Lonavala-based Navy’s technical coaching institution INS Shivaji carried out varied actions between June 3 and 5 to mark the World Atmosphere Day with the theme “Ecosystem Restoration.”
A tree plantation drive was carried out in coordination with the forest division and over 11,000 saplings of fruits and natural bushes have been planted. Workforce Prakriti of Navy Wives Welfare Affiliation, Station Lonavala held a pictures and poster making competitors together with a contest for finest concepts on restoration of forests, electrical energy and water conservation together with ecosystem restoration.