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Panaji, July 16, 2020

Asadha 25, 1942


A State level Van Mahotsava 2020 function was organized by the Forest Department at Traffic Island on MDR Road near Goa University, Dona Paula, today. Speaking on the occasion, Dr 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. 

Chief Minister, Dr Pramod Sawant was the Chief Guest and Minister for Revenue and MLA, Taleigao Constituency, Ms. 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, Shri 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.