Plans afoot to plant 10 lakh saplings before the onset of monsoon

The Tirunelveli district administration is all set to embark on an ambitious project to plant 10 lakh saplings before the onset of the Northeast monsoon.

Collector C. Samayamoorthy has roped in Agriculture, Horticulture and Forest department employees for planting saplings on the premises of all government offices, around the residential quarters of government officials, along roads and on the banks of 921 systemised and 1,528 non-systemised tanks across the district.

The Department of Forest, while planting and maintaining 1.28 lakh tree saplings, will distribute 11,000 tree saplings to the public.

The Department of Agriculture will get saplings, including coconut saplings, from its nursery at Tenkasi and also from private suppliers.