Imphal: Somsai battalion of Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR(South) organised a tree plantatiom drive in conjunction with district administration at Shirui mountain ranges near Shirui village of Ukhrul district, Manipur on Monday.
The afforestation drive was organised with an aim to restore the Forest cover lost to the wildfire in March this year and to promote ‘Go Green Initiative’. Wild fire had destroyed more than 115 hectares of Shirui forest land this year.
Locals and youths of Shirui village participated in the event and planted various types of saplings along the steps leading to famous Shirui Kasong Peak. During the event, locals were educated about the importance of trees in maintaining the ecological equilibrium, the Assam Rifles said.