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Tripura, Mizoram launch ambitious afforestation plan

The Tripura and Mizoram governments have undertaken an ambitious plan for afforestation in the two Northeastern states, a state Minister said on Wednesday.

Tripura Forest and Tribal Welfare Minister Mevar Kumar Jamatia told reporters here that the state government has decided to plant at least 10 lakh trees across the state this year.

“The 70th anniversary of the ‘Banomotsav’ (annual afforestation celebrations) would be held at Sachirambari (in southern Tripura) on July 2. From July 2, plantation of at least ten lakh trees of numerous varieties and species would start simultaneously across the state,” Jamatia said.

He said that the state government has already announced that it would provide Rs 200 per month to those families residing along important roads for maintaining and protection of the roadside plantations to make Tripura a beautiful green state and attract tourists.

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