10K Saplings Planted on PU Campus

Published: 24th March 2014 08:01 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th March 2014 08:01 AM   |  A+A-

A mass saplings-planting programme is being undertaken by the Horticulture Wing of the Pondicherry University as part of the ongoing efforts for compensating the loss of vegetation during the ‘Thane’ cyclone.

Under the programme, around 10,000 saplings covering more than 100 varieties of indigenous ever-green tree species have been planted on the varsity campus.

University Vice-Chancellor professor Chandra Krishnamurthy inaugurated the programme on Friday by planting the first sapling.

All the staff, including the Dean, heads of Departments, supporting staff and students planted the saplings individually.

The Horticulture Wing had planted over  two lakh saplings under the ‘Compensatory Afforestation Programme’ at various locations within the campus to keep the environment greener.

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