Target of 3 crore saplings to be achieved by State nurseries in two years: Lal Chand Kataruchak

Forest Minister visits polythene bag manufacturing factory in Hoshiarpur

Hoshiarpur : The Punjab Government led by the Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann is undertaking various path breaking initiatives to ensure a clean and green Punjab. The Forest and Wildlife Preservation Minister Lal Chand Kataruchak while visiting the polythene bag manufacturing factory here said that saplings are being prepared on a large scale in the nurseries of the State to realize the vision of the Chief Minister.
Divulging more, the Minister said that the first pre condition to prepare the saplings is to take care of them in a proper manner hence the polythene factory has been made fully operational in order to meet the target of 3 crore saplings for the State nurseries pertaining to the 2022-23 and 2023-24.
The old machinery at the factory has been repaired as part of the Upgradation process besides installing a fully automated machine which has led to the production capacity being increased to 3.5 tonne bags per week. The thickness level of these bags stands increased to 76 microns from the earlier level of 30 microns said the Minister adding now the saplings can be kept in these bags for two years.
Apart from this, catering to the eco friendly aspect, the plastic waste being generated is 100 percent recycled to manufacture polythene bags. In keeping with the target of the Forest Department at present, work is being done in 3 shifts.
Among others present on the occasion included the Conservator of Forests Training Circle SFRI, Ladowal (Ludhiana) Satnam Singh, Conservator of Forests North Circle Hoshiarpur Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Tewari, DFO Amneet Singh, SDM Hoshiarpur Preet Inder Singh Bains, DFSC Sanyogita and Forest Range Officer Jatinder Singh.



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