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Van Mahotsava celebrated

Panaji, Jul 16 (UNI) A state level Van Mahotsava 2020 function was organized by the Forest Department at Traffic Island on MDR Road near Goa University, Dona Paula, near the city, on Thursday.
Speaking on the occasion, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant stressed the need for such plantation drives in the monsoon involving general public so as to increase green cover as well as to sensitize the public towards the need for conservation and protection of green cover.
Dr Sawant was the Chief Guest and Minister for Revenue and MLA,Taleigao, Constituency, Jennifer Monserrate, was the Guest of Honour on the occasion.
The function was also graced by Chief Secretary, Shri Parimal Rai, IAS; Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Subhash Chandra IFS and other senior officers of the Department. The function was also attended by the senior citizens and the officials of Goa University.
The CM also flagged off the vehicle which will supply seedlings free of cost to general public. This vehicle will come to each Taluka as per a pre scheduled programme. Mostly, it shall be stationed near bus stands in each taluka headquarter for distribution. This distribution drive will continue upto July 31 and is organized by Research and Utilisation Division Margao.
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