GUWAHATI, Aug 28 - Environment, Forest & Wildlife Minister Parimal Suklabaidya inaugurated a Miyawaki method afforestation programme at Amingaon today.
The innovative plantation method pioneered by Japanese botanist Akira Miyawaki, aims at building a forest in a considerably very short period of time, and the method has been adopted under Guwahati Refinery’s Swachhta Pakhwada observance.
The initiative has been collaborated with the Kamrup district administration.
The inaugural programme was conducted at Amingaon near the designated site in the presence of officials from the forest department, Kamrup district administration, officials from Guwahati Refinery and students.
As part of the initiative, Guwahati Refinery will plant 5,000 saplings of indigenous plants at the site with an aim to build a small forest resonating with Indian Oil’s theme ‘Lungs of Guwahati City’.
In his address, the Minister praised the initiative taken up by Guwahati Refinery and appealed to all to contribute towards cleansing the breathing air through plantations.
Earlier, S Manchanda, Executive Director (Guwahati Refinery), gave an account of the refinery’s initiatives carried out in line with the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.