Fruit-bearing trees to be raised on 100 acres in Belthangady taluk
Forest Minister Aravind Limbavali on Saturday stated the division will launch a scheme to plant saplings of fruit-bearing trees on 100 acres in Belthangady taluk on June 5 as a pilot programme. The initiative will be replicated in all districts from subsequent yr, the Minister stated.
He was talking to reporters after holding a gathering with division officers, individuals’s representatives and Dharmasthala Dharmadhikari D. Veerendra Heggade at Dharmasthala. Mr. Heggade will launch the programme, the Minister stated.
Directing Mangaluru Deputy Conservator of Forest V. Karikalan to be the nodal officer for the scheme, Mr. Limbavali requested him to procure the required variety of saplings and seeds. The division ought to elevate forests on the traces of Miyawaki city forest with public participation, he stated, including that needed coaching to personnel ought to be given by May 15 earlier than its symbolical launch on June 5.
In his introductory deal with, Mr. Heggade stated it was everybody’s accountability to go away the universe in a sustainable situation for the subsequent era. It turns into extra important at a time when the complete world was India for steerage, he stated.
Mr. Heggade additional stated he wrote to the Forest Minister lately to encourage planting of saplings of fruit-bearing trees to discourage human conflicts with wild animals getting into habitation due to shortage of meals in forests. Mr. Limbavali responded positively to the suggestion and held Saturday’s session assembly, he stated. Mr. Heggade prompt saplings of trees specifically mango, jackfruit, bamboo, amla, kokum, Indian blackberry and so forth.
Belthangady MLA K. Harish Poonja, MLC K. Prathap Simha Nayak, Chief Conservators of Forests Sanjay Mohan and Prakash Netalkar, Assistant Conservator of Forests N. Subrahmanya, Dharmasthala Rural Development Project Executive Director L.H. Manjunath and others had been current.