World forestry day – March 21

Forest Minister appeals for pledge to conserve and augment forests

Bhopal, March 21, 2016 (Abdul Ahad Farhan):   Forest Minister Dr. Gaurishankar Shejwar has appealed to people to take pledge to conserve and augment forests on World Forestry Day. The Minister said that citizens can extend significant contribution in protecting forests and promote greenery by planting saplings at their levels. Dr. Shejwar said that through efficient management of forest resources, we can save lives of next generations. Forestry schemes are yielding encouraging results. The state government is implementing a number of schemes for development and conservation of forests, which is vital to maintain environmental balance.