Port Blair, Dec 06: Indian Coast Guard conducted a Tree Plantation drive at Coast Guard Residential Area, Panipat Road, Haddo on 06 Dec 17 towards government of India flagship programme “Swachhata Pakhwada”. The aim of the event was to create awareness and enthusiasm among masses for green India and environmental protection.
The event was conducted by Coast Guard Ship Rajveer wherein approximately 75 saplings were planted including medicinal, flowering and other perennial trees. The saplings were supplied by the Department of Forest Extension and Publicity, Port Blair. Indian Coast Guard Region (A&N) has been conducting plantation drives at regular intervals. The initiative is an action plan to maintain environmental balance in the area. The service has been effectively contributing towards Prime Minister’s visionary step of clean India campaign “Swachh Bharat Abhiyan”.