Seedling Distribution Vehicles Flagged Off For Three Cities Of Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi today flagged off seedling distribution vehicles at Biju Patnaik Park this morning.

These 25 seedling distribution vehicles (15 for Bhubaneswar, 5 for Puri and Cuttack each) will move to all wards, villages and main roads to spread awareness on plantation for four days. Around 5 lakh seedlings will also be distributed by the vehicles free-of-cost.

Forest officials said that the initiative has been started with the help of HDFC Bank. “This initiative has been started with an aim to create green cover which has been affected in the severe cyclonic storm Fani,” said a forest official.  

The official also added that each household can take 5 (in cities) to 10 (in low-lying areas) seedlings depending on availability of land and their ability to nurture the plants.

Principal Secretary of Finance Ashok Kumar Meena, PCCF Sandeep Tripathy and Special Relief Commissioner Bishnupada Sethi were also present during the event.

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