GPS-ENABLED MONITORING OF FOREST PLANTATIONS
-In a bid to improve survival rate of saplings planted by the forest division, GPS-based regular monitoring will be undertaken of the plantation site so that the target of enhancing the forest cover to 30 per cent in the next decade can be achieved.
–target of planting 1.25 crore plants over 12,000 hectares in the next 10 years
COVID SAFETY MESSAGE THROUGH PAINTINGS
-The Language and Culture Department has started an exercise in the Kullu district to convey messages to people to maintain social distance and use masks through paintings.
SOLAN FARMER BAGS NATIONAL AGRICULTURE AWARD
–Karan Singh Thakur, a young farmer from Dharo Ki Dhar village of Solan district, has brought laurels to the state by bagging the Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Antyoday Krishi Puruskar (Zonal)-2019, which is conferred by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR).
-He utilised his professional entrepreneurship skills in setting up a commercial nursery producing fruit plants along with protected cultivation of flowers.