Afforestation vital to contain disastrous effects of global warming: Priya Sethi

To create awareness among the masses about important of plants in our life, Minister of State Priya Sethi today launched a mega plantation drive at Government College of Education. The event was organised in collaboration with M/s Samaya and NSS unit of the College as part of plantation drive launched by Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) in the w
inter capital.
Addressing the gathering, Priya Sethi said that prevention of deforestation and promotion of afforestation are the basic strategies that can be employed to save planet earth from the disastrous effects of global warming. “We have to take it upon ourselves to help bring a change for the good of our planet and life here”, she asserted adding “Not individuals but whole human race has to contribute in tackling the current climatic crisis. The burden to determine the future of humanity rests on entire mankind alike”.
Sharing concern over deteriorating climatic conditions, she said that last year was the hottest year on record and average temperature has already increased by almost 1 degree Celsius.
“Gradual rise in global surface temperatures, instability in the monsoon rainfall, the changing trends in the frequency and magnitude of rain fall, constant rise in sea level are but a few examples of how human race is slowly endangering the future of our planet” she said . Joint Commissioner JMC RS Jamwal, Assistant Commissioner (Revenue) JMC Subah Mehta and Principal Prof (Dr) Kaushal Smotra along with faculty and students were also present on the occasion.

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