Saplings planted at CIARI residential campus

Port Blair
28 Jul 2017

ICAR-Central Island Agricultural Research Institute here in collaboration with Forest Range Office, Garachrama Range, A&N Forest Department organized the mass tree planting in the residential campus of CIARI on Thursday. The programme was organized jointly in continuation of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (SBA) and Van Mahotsava month.
The programme began with the awareness march from CIARI zero point to the residential complex with an aim to spread the message of tree plantation and Swachh Bharat. After reaching the residential complex, staff members took part in the cleanliness drive in and around the residential premises.
Dr. S. Dam Roy, Director CIARI planted the tree sapling and emphasized the importance of tree plantation and urged the staff members to make the surrounding clean and green by planting at least one tree and protect it. Smt P.K. Sandhya Prasad, Range Officer of Garacharma Range thanked CIARI for conducting such type of tree plantation programmes and assured to provide all cooperation in conducting more tree plantation programme in future. The staff members planted 40 tree saplings of fruit and shade providing trees on the occasion. The programme was coordinated by Dr. Jai Sunder, Pr. Scientist and Nodal Officer, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, CIARI.