PGCIL and Assam Forest department initiate plantation drive

Tezpur (Assam), Oct 8 (PTI) Power Grid Corporation of India Limited and Assam Forest department have jontly a launched a scheme of planting 5,500 trees in Sonitpur district''s Balipara Reserve Forest.

They would plant trees in an area of five hectares near Dharikhati area, PGCIL''s Deputy General Manager Supratim Das said here today.

PGCIL had taken up the initiative under its corporate social responsibility scheme and will spend Rs three crore in implementing various schemes in the state, he said.

Four rubber boats will also be provided for utilisitaion by members of the Joint Forest Menagement Committee under Balipara Reserve Forest on the river Jia Bhorali, a major tributary of river Brahmaputra.