The Hon’ble Chief Justice of Himachal Pradesh High Court Justice V Ramasurbramanian planeted a sapling of cedar tree and kicked off a plantation drive at 17 Mile Road, Kullu.
He was accompanied by Justice Dharam Chand Chaudhary. The campaign was organised by the District Legal Service Authority in association with the Forest department. Similar campaign last year saw over 17 lakhs
saplings being planted.
Forests in Himachal Pradesh
As per the National Forest Policy,1988 at least two- third of the geographical area should be under forest in hilly states. Himachal has a forest cover of 27 percent currently. Keeping that in mind the HP government aims to bring 50 percent of the geographical area of the state under the forest.
The forests in the state are under a great stress due to impact of modern civilization, economic development and growth in human and cattle population.
The HPFD is totally committed to make Himachal Pradesh a GREEN STATE. To achieve this like Sanjha Van Sanjivani Van, Apna VanApna Dhan, Peepal -Bargad were launched and various communities are being motivated to plant more.