Lal Singh gets Kashmir Chinar to Jammu, 40,000 planted

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Tahir Bhat

Jammu

Minister for Forest, Environment, and Ecology, Choudhary Lal Singh on Saturday informed the house that in last one year the department has brought prestigious Chinar to Jammu Province.

He said the department has planted 40,000 Chinar saplings in Jammu during last one year.

He claimed that the fund allocation for the forest sector in the State is highly inadequate, which amounts to 0.04 percent of the total state budget.

He added that there is a requirement of around Rs 10,000 crore for treating 9,00,000 hectares of the degraded forest area of the State and at the rate of present funding, it will take more than 350 years to rehabilitate the degraded forest area.

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