The Fact News Service
Karnal, June 5
Forest and Education Minister, Kanwar Pal said that the concern for environment is increasing all over the world. He said that everyone should plant more and more trees and celebration of any ceremony should be done by planting more and more trees so that environmental balance is maintained.
He said that Oxy Forest is being built on an area of about 2.4 kms on 80 acres of land situated on the Mughal Canal.
He said that the Oxy Van, Karnal will be created on Old Badshahi Canal (Also known as Mughal Canal) on an area of 80 acres covering a total length of 4.2 Kms. The park will have components namely, Chit Van (Forest of beauty), Paakhi Van (Forest of birds), Antriksh Van (Forest of zodiac plants), Tapo Van (Forest of meditation), Arogya Van (Healing/herbal forest), Neer Van (Forest of waterfalls), Rishi Van (Sapt Rishi) Panchvati (Five trees), Smaran Van (Forest of memories), Sugandh Suvaas/Sugandh Van and (Forest of fragrance).
Additional Chief Secretary, Forest Department, G. Anupama said that the State Government has decided to plant 3 crore saplings this year, out of which 2 crore plants will be of indigenous types and Chief Minister has started this campaign with a plantation drive at 134 pilgrimage centres.
On this occasion MLA Indri, Ramkumar Kashyap, MLA, Nilokheri, Dharampal Gondar, Mayor, Renu Bala Gupta and other dignitaries were present.