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Dist admn to plant one lakh saplings under MGNREGA

punjab Updated: Aug 12, 2013 20:32 IST
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District administration on Monday held a plantation drive at Sawajpur village to increase the area under forest cover. Rural development and panchayat minister Surjit Singh Rakhra said one lakh saplings would be planted in the district under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA).

Appealing to youths to participate in the drive and help develop greenbelts in the region, Rakhra said that people should take responsibility for the saplings after they are planted.

"The government's efforts to promote diversification in farming methods to end the traditional farming circle of paddy and wheat have been quite successful so far," he added.