IMPHAL: Units of 9 Sector Assam Rifles and 28 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) organized Tree Plantation Drives at various Company Operating Bases over a period of three days.
As part of the afforestation drive and with an aim to contribute in preserving and promoting a pollution-free environment, the tree-plantation drive was carried out by the Mantripukhri Batallion in Mantripukhri Garrison, Yaingangpokpi and Sawombung Company Operating Bases, IGAR(S) informed in a press release.
Keithelmanbi Battalion also carried out similar tree plantation drive at Andro, Canchipur and Lilong Company Operating Bases. Over 408 troops participated in the Plantation drive and a total of 5565 saplings of various varieties including fruit bearing trees were planted during the drive, the IGAR(S) said.
Likewise, Tree Plantation Drive was also organized by the Kakching Battalion with an aim to raise awareness about the importance of healthy green environment amongst the troops. As a part of afforestation drive, a total of 1880 saplings of multiple varieties mostly fruit, flower bearing and other saplings were planted.