State forest policy on June 5

He was talking to reporters after launching a tree planting programme at Press Club of Bangalore along with cine actor Tara.

Vijayashankar said the policy will address serious issues like mining, afforestation and deforestation and allocation of forest land for development.

Explaining his ambitious agriculture-forest development project under which farmers are given seeds and saplings of their choice, he said that the project will take off on June 15.

The Minister said the programme has received appreciation from Union Minister for Environment and Forest Jairam Ramesh. The Minister planted some saplings in the Press Club premises.

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