By: Tasaduq Hussain
Srinagar: The Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change (EF&CC) Monday informed the parliament that a total of 78,041 trees have been planted in the twin Union Territories including Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh in the last three years.
The Minister of State for Environment, Forest, and Climate Change Ashwini Kumar Choubey was replying to the queries raised in the parliament including the details of afforestation in the last three years.
In a written reply to the house, the minister informed the parliament that a total of 78,041 trees were planted in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh union territories in the last three years which include 11371 in the year 2018-19, 4526 in the year 2019-20 and 62144 in the year 2020-21.
The Minister said that permission to landowners for cutting the woods is dealt with by the concerned States. (KNO)