Mayabunder, June 5: The World Environment Day was celebrated jointly by District Administration of N&M Andaman, Department of Forest & Environment and Department of Agriculture under North and Middle Andaman with great zeal and enthusiasm under the guidance of Shri Dilkhush Meena, IAS, Deputy Commissioner, North & Middle Andaman.

During the celebration of World Environment Day, plantation drives at roadside, Gram Panchayat Bhawans and Amrit Sarovars sites were carried out extensively in all 03 sub-divisions under North and Middle Andaman district. As many as 1656 saplings which include Neem (Azadirachta indica),Jack fruit, Mango, Amla (Indian gooseberry), Tamarind, Cashew-nut, Areca-nut, Lemon, Guava, Lemon, Sapota (Sapodilla), Custard Apple etc., were planted at roadside, Gram Panchayat Bhawans and Amrit Sarovars sites across the district.

The plantation drive also been organized at Deputy Commissioner’s office, N&MA Mayabunder wherein the Assistant Commissioner (HQ), N&MA- Shri Ashish Joon, DANICS alongwith other official/staff of DC’s office have planted fruit bearing plants in the premises of the said office.

Similar plantation drives, besides the cleanliness drives which have been organized from the past 02 weeks in all the Gram Panchayats under the North & Middle Andaman District will be carried out during the present monsoon.