JAMMU: Minister for Forests, Environment and Ecology, Chaudhary Lal Singh today said that Government is working under mission mode for broader understanding and responses on climate change in the state, adding that for this purpose Forest Department has geared up its men and machinery to develop every open space with green cover.
The Minister was addressing a large gathering at deer park at Manda after planting saplings of Chinar to mark the celebration of World Environment Day-2017, here today.
Choudhary Lal Singh said that World Environment Day is organized around a theme that focuses on the pressing environmental concern. He said that in recent decades, scientific advances as well growing environmental problems such as global warming are helping us to understand the countless ways in which natural systems support the prosperity and well-being of human kind.
Singh said that, World Environment Day is an ideal occasion to go out and connect to Nature. “Today we are celebrating World Environment at Manda Deer Park and it is the best occasion to connect to natural habitat and minutely observe the beauty in the mammals, birds, reptiles and varied fauna and flora of the park” he said.
Seeking to broaden State’s response to climate change, the Minister said that the Government would soon add newly launched ‘missions’ for better understanding and effective response to the climate change. He said that massive programme for more effective management and harnessing State’s natural resources is also slated to be launched soon.
Choudhary Lal Singh said that the Forest Department would plant 40,000 Chinar saplings across Jammu region this monsoon