Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir government is running several campaigns in collaboration with schools, non-government institutions, village panchayats and urban plantation committees to combat the challenges of global warming and climate change, the Union Territory Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha said on Saturday.
“UT administration has set a target of planting 1 crore 30 lakh saplings this year and this goal can be accomplished only with large scale participation of the responsible citizens” Sinha said Saturday.
He was addressing a gathering here at Trikuta Nagar after inaugurating the ‘Adopt-A-Park’ programme of Jammu Municipal Corporation, which will provide opportunity to local communities, welfare associations and other organizations to contribute in upkeep and clean up of neighbourhood parks, an official spokesperson said.
The LG, he said, noted that the J&K government is running several campaigns in collaboration with schools, non-government institutions, village panchayats and urban plantation committees to combat the challenges of global warming and climate change.
Maintaining that there has never been a more urgent need to revive ecology than today, the LG, as per the official spokesperson said that the Prime Minister has made many efforts to give a safe environment to the coming generations and has urged the people to make collective efforts for conservation of nature and its resources.
Sinha, he said, also asserted that it is “our collective responsibility” to build a resilient ecosystem to address the challenges of climate change. Conservation and protection of trees and plants is embedded in our ancient culture and traditions.
“We must follow our ancient cultural system which propagates environmental protection and talks about our coexistence in complete harmony with the nature,” the LG said.
On the occasion, the official spokesperson said the LG congratulated Dr Mitali Gupta and Jammu Municipal Corporation for starting a new revolution with the unique and important initiative.
As many as 17 public parks have already been adopted by aware and responsible citizens at different places of Jammu city, under the initiative.
According to the official spokesperson, the LG said that ‘Adopt-A-Park’ is an opportunity to bring consciousness about environment conservation to every household. Sinha, he said, also stated that people's participation, community support is required to establish beautiful and well-maintained parks, clean and free of litter.
“Instead of slogans, conservation of trees and plants should become a part of our daily life to make our city more beautiful, pollution-free and eco-friendly,” the LG said, while calling upon individuals, businesses and other organizations to adopt a park and make a difference in their neighbourhood.
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