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Srinagar, March 19:  3280 plants of Walnut, Apple and Apricot were distributed in the month of December in Marwah and Warwan and around 16484 plants were distributed across the district during the current financial year.

Further, 2500 high density plants are being procured from the Kashmir Valley and shall be distributed among the beneficiaries in the district.

This was stated at a review meeting chaired by Deputy Commissioner Kishtwar Angrez Singh Rana, wherein he directed the district officers of all the departments to take up the plantation programme under Convergence mode with MGNREGA in the district with an aim to increase the green cover of the district.

He further directed ACD Kishtwar to facilitate departments for successful completion of plantation drive through convergence under MGNREGA where Rural Development department will bear labour expenditure and the cost of plant material as well as the identification of beneficiaries be done through indenting departments.

It was informed in the meeting by Sericulture Officer that about 7,200 Mulberry plants were distributed among 24 beneficiaries in Nagseni, Chatroo, Mughalmaidan and Palmar area.

Earlier 30,000 saplings were distributed and planted across the district under various schemes till date. Project Manager IWMP, Kishore Singh, ACD Kishtwar, Anil Kumar Chandail, CHO Kishtwar, S. K Gupta, Sericulture Officer Kishtwar and others concerned remained present during the occasion.