DAINIK NATION BUREAU
As part of Harela festival, Uttarakhand Governor Dr KK Paul planted saplings of less sweet species ( Pusa, Surya, Lalima and Arunima) of mangoes at Raj Bhawan on Sunday.
He directed the horticulture department to make available such saplings to the people.
Greeting the people of the state on Harela, the governor said that this festival was important both due to its cultural dimension as well as from the point of view of environment conservation. “ Uttarakhand is the land of the Chipko movement and a strong message of environment protection must go out from here”.
He called upon the people of the state to plant trees at their homes and parks and look after them.
RC Srivastav, Director of Horticulture , said on the occasion that saplings of this kind were prepared at Kashipur centre and being made available to farmers .Commercial cultivation of these had been started in Terai.
On June 23 and 24 ,the Arunima species mango was awarded the first prize at the Lucknow Mango Festival.