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The Assam Rifles in Manipur have planted more than 30 lakh tree saplings in a year across the state and 70 lakh tree saplings in the entire northeast region as part of their afforestation drive.

Highlighting the efforts made by the Assam Rifles on its afforestation drive, Major General Alok Naresh, Inspector General of Assam Rifles (South), said the drive also handed over the ‘Guardians of Environment’ published by ‘Ministry of Home Affair’ on the initiative taken by Central Armed Forces on the nation-wide plantation of trees.

The IG said Assam Rifles was part of the initiative of undertaking an afforestation drive in Manipur as part of a pan India program organised by the Ministry of Home Affairs. Accordingly, the troops of the IGAR (South) planted over 21 lakh trees in the 11 districts of Manipur in 2020 as part of the afforestation drive.

IGAR (South) is expected to plant over 7 lakh trees in the current year.

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