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Steps to preserve forest wealth

Steps to preserve forest wealth

 Published : Telegraph



The state government is taking steps not only to strengthen security in and around forests, but also to reclaim the degraded patches through re-plantation drives.  A move is also afoot to contain the damage caused to the sylvan wealth by forest fires. Besides, the state government's Green Odisha Mission seeks to increase forest cover. Addressing a gathering here today to mark the World Forestry Day, Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik said the mission had been launched in 2013-14 subsuming all afforestation schemes with a target of planting 44.52 crore seedlings between 2013 and 2017.

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