IMPHAL: Assam Rifles organised another extensive Tree Plantation Drive at it various Company Operating Bases in Manipur, over a period of five days.
The Importance of planting trees needs no emphasis. The units organised the drives in their respective areas of responsibilities with an aim to contribute in preserving & promoting a healthy and pollution-free environment. The plantation-drive was organised at various locations in Imphal valley, Tamenglong and Noney, IGAR(S) said.
Mantripukhri Battalion organised tree plantation drives at the Mantripukhri garrison and at its Company Operating Bases. Keithelmanbi battalion organised similar drive at Keithelmanbi garrison and at three of its Company Operating Bases.
Similarly, Thoubal battalion carried out tree-plantation in the garrison and all its Company Operating Bases. Tamenlong and Noney battalions also organised plantation drives at respective Company Operating Bases in Tamenglong and Noney Districts, IGAR(S) informed.
Over 1359 troops enthusiastically participated in the Mega Plantation drive and a total of 19117 saplings of various varieties incl fruit-bearing trees were planted during the event.