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Fire and Fury Corps plants 5000 saplings at Shesharthang

Fire and Fury Corps plants 5000 saplings at Shesharthang


LEH: In a significant development and effort towards conserving the environment, Fire and Fury Corps planted 5000 saplings at Shesharthang, Ladakh.

The move was a joint effort by Go Green Go Organic NGO, veterans and community members. The Fire and Fury Corps has planned to plant a total of 90,000 saplings across Ladakh union territory. The theme of the plantation campaign is ‘Green Indus Project- towards a Greener Earth’.

Ladakh is a region known for its unique geography, culture, and traditional way of life. However, the region is facing various environmental challenges. Implementation of afforestation programs would increase the vegetation cover and prevent wind erosion. These efforts could be successful in restoring degraded lands and improving soil quality in the region, adding to the environmental preservation.

Last month in the same manner, contributing to saving the environment, Fire and Fury Corps observed Earth Day 2023 with full enthusiasm by planting over 1000 saplings in several areas. Soldiers of the Fire and Fury Corps along with community members planted trees in Hanle, Punguk, Batalik, Yourgo, Nimu and other villages.

Similarly, in March this year, to observe International Day of Forest, a Tree plantation drive organised by Ladakh Scouts in Leh, Karu and Phyang which saw over 3000 trees being planted. The drive culminated with many veterans, Veer Naris, families, police reps and students of APS, Leh participating.

Pertinent to mention here that the Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh, Brigadier (Dr) BD Mishra (Retd) recently participated in the Mega Plantation Drive jointly organised by UT Administration, LAHDC Leh and Forest Division, Leh.

Also, National Institute of Sowa-Rigpa, Leh had organized a plantation drive in advance to celebrate World Environment Day (June 5) at Trans Himalayan Herbal Garden of National Institute of Sowa-Rigpa opposite Phey village, Leh.

Around 1500 trees of different species including juniper, willow tree, Russian olive, and medicinal plants were planted on this occasion.

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