Jharkhand Guv for observing Environment Day round the year

10 Jun 2018

Stressing the need for environment protection all throughout the year, Jharkhand Governor Droupadi Murmu today urged people to "save water resources and forests". Environment Day should be observed on all 365 days, not just on June 5, Murmu said while addressing people here on the concluding day of Environment Awareness Week.
Lauding the Swachch Bharat Mission of the NDA ministry, the governor also requested people to refrain from polluting water bodies and land with non-biodegradable products. Jharkhand urban development minister C P Singh, who was present at the programme, said one crore saplings had been planted last year by the state government. He praised NGO Vikash Bharati for organizing the Environment Awareness Week. Ashok Bhagat, the secretary of Vikash Bharati, said the NGO has been taking measures to save forests in the state for over three decades. The organization would continue its efforts to keep the environment "clean and green", he added. (PTI)