TAMIL NADU

1,000 saplings to be planted on police lands

Green brigade: Inspector General of Police K.C. Mahali planting a sapling at the Armed Reserve ground in the city on Saturday. A.Amalraj, DIG, second from left, is in the picture .— Photo: R.Ashok

Green brigade: Inspector General of Police K.C. Mahali planting a sapling at the Armed Reserve ground in the city on Saturday. A.Amalraj, DIG, second from left, is in the picture .— Photo: R.Ashok  

In an attempt to enhance green cover in the district, the Tiruchi Police have decided to plant 1,000 saplings on lands belonging to the department. The saplings would be planted in police stations, police quarters, Armed Reserve grounds and other police offices with a view to turning them as green premises.

As part of this initiative, saplings would be provided free of cost to every policeman and officer who would have to maintain them in police stations, police quarters and Armed Reserve ground.

The Inspector General of Police, Central Zone K.C. Mahali launched the initiative by planting a sapling inside the sprawling Armed Reserve ground in Subramaniapuram here on Saturday. The Deputy Inspector General of Police, Tiruchi Range A. Amalraj, Superintendent of Police, Tiruchi R. Lalitha Lakshmi, District Forest Officer I. Anwardeen, and senior police officers and personnel were present on the occasion.

The objective is to protect environment in the long run , said DIG Amalraj adding that similar programmes had been launched in Perambalur, Karur, Pudukottai and Ariyalur districts - falling under the Range. About 5,500 saplings of different species including neem, pungan and naaval would be planted by involving Forest and Horticulture Departments, he added.



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