Ordnance Factory, Tiruchi (OFT), in association with the forest department has launched a mass sapling planting campaign at OFT estate here on Tuesday.
A.V.Venkatachalam, Conservator of Forest, was the guest of honour, and he underlined the importance of increasing the green cover for protecting and maintaining environment.
He said trees played a key role in reducing the temperature, arresting soil erosion, and maintaining the water table to a big extent.
M.K.Mishra, General Manager, OFT, presided over the function and inaugurated the campaign by planting a few saplings.
He commended the support extended by the forest department for the mass sapling planting campaign. He urged the employees to participate in the campaign wholeheartedly to ensure a better environment for our future generation.
I. Anwardeen, District Forest Officer, and Nihar Ranjan, District Forest Officer (social forestry) were present on the occasion.
Other officers, president and members of the Women’s Welfare Association, employees and students of the schools situated in the OFT campus, and members of the Lions Club of Mathur planted saplings.
Over 4,000 saplings, including 200 fruit bearing plants, were planted at different dedicated locations at the OFT estate.